Prof. Bennett Gershman on reports that charges against DSK will be dropped

Pace Law School Professor Bennett Gershman, one of the country’s leading authorities on prosecutorial ethics, is available to speak to the media about reports that Manhattan district attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. has decided to ask a judge to dismiss the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Prof. Gershman is a former prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for six years, and served as the Special State Prosecutor investigating corruption in the justice system for four years. He also previously worked in private practice, specializing in criminal defense litigation. At Pace Law School, he teaches courses on Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure: Evidence and Investigation at Pace Law School.

Prof. Gershman has commented extensively in the media on the Strauss-Kahn case. On Friday, he published an article on the Huffington Post: “The case for prosecuting Strauss-Kahn: Or Should Prosecutors Play God?”

Prof. Gershman on Vance’s decision to drop the charges against Strauss-Kahn:

“The decision to dismiss the charges was predictable, understandable and demonstrates a commitment to justice by Prosecutor Vance. Moreover, there’s absolutely no chance that the Governor is going to approve a special prosecutor in this case.”

Contact:

Lauren Rubenstein
Manager, Media Relations
Pace Law School
(914) 422-4389
Cell (914) 329-8680
lrubenstein@law.pace.edu

Prof. Bennett Gershman
Cell (914) 589-7202

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