In 2011, the murder of Officer Pete Figoski shocked New York City. "CBS This Morning" previews a new six-part series on CBS, "Brooklyn DA," which examines Figoski's case and many others through the lens of the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office.
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A judge’s ruling means the suit by a man wrongfully convicted of murder could require Charles J. Hynes, the Brooklyn district attorney, to defend his policies in the middle of a re-election campaign.
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Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes is balking at testifying under oath about a top prosecutor in his office accused in a $150 million lawsuit of railroading suspects in murder cases.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Brooklyn district attorney is taking another look at every murder conviction in cases involving a lead investigator who was linked to "troubling aspects" of one case that was recently overturned, a spokesman said on Monday. "We are looking at about 50 cases that (retired Detective Louis) Scarcella was the lead detective on," said Jerry Schmetterer,...
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The action taken by Abe George, a former assistant district attorney in Manhattan running against District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, aims to stop the broadcast of a six-part series.
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The producers of "Brooklyn D.A." came out swinging Wednesday, slamming allegations that their upcoming documentary series is a campaign ad for District Attorney Charles Hynes.
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District Attorney Jeff Hunt has stepped down to accept a special judgeship, court sources say, and Assistant District Attorney Doug Pearson will be sworn in today as interim district attorney. Hunt was in his fifth term as district attorney for District 29B, which encompasses Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties. Please check BlueRidgeNow.com for updates in this...
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After the Brooklyn district attorney vowed to review about 50 murder cases tied to a former Brooklyn detective, questions about prosecutors’ role in any wrongful convictions are being raised.
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In December, Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said he'd examine the Harrisburg financial deals that put the city on the brink of bankruptcy. But Wednesday, he said he just got the transcripts of Senate hearings into the matter, and critics are lamenting his lack of action.
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NEW YORK — On the CBS documentary series "Brooklyn DA," the story line is simple: Can prosecutors put the bad guys away? Behind the scenes, the drama unfolding at one of the nation's largest district attorney's offices is more complex, with an upcoming election and opponents threatening to unseat the longtime leader, a review of dozens of cases and a federal lawsuit by a man...
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