Alvin Bragg Could Clear Up To 200 Cases
(RepublicanNews.org) – Nearly 200 cases in New York’s Manhattan borough are on their way out after the district attorney motioned to toss 188 cases that involved corrupted law enforcement officers. The DA’s move came as prosecutors evaluated cases connected to eight police officers who were later found guilty of drug dealing, bribe-taking, falsifying records, perjury, and other criminal charges.
Manhattan DA moves to clear nearly 200 convictions tied to dirty NYPD cops https://t.co/nAvyXFsvDE pic.twitter.com/5VcbxqcHWP
— New York Post (@nypost) November 17, 2022
Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan DA, asserted in a statement the majority of police officers are dedicated to protecting and serving their communities, even though that wasn’t the case for these eight former policemen. The DA added that the eight corrupt cops abused their power in a criminal manner, noting their actions were a stain on the convictions and a violation of the people’s right to due process.
According to the New York Post, over half of the 188 cases, some dating back to 2001, resulted in the imprisonment of or fines being issued to defendants. Prosecutors assured the public that none of these individuals were still incarcerated. District attorneys in other New York City boroughs — Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens — are taking similar action. The New York Times reported those efforts have resulted in over 600 cases being thrown out. Brooklyn alone tossed 378 cases, with the Bronx throwing out 250 and Queens getting rid of 60.
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