An opinion piece in the “Daily News” examines the situation in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office following the departure of six-term Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes and the revelation of questionable practices during his time in office. Examining some of the cases tried during that time, columnist Harry Siegel quotes from a letter submitted by Professor Bennett Gershman, a former New York City prosecutor and author of the book, “Prosecutorial Misconduct.”
A portion of the column that quotes Professor Gershman reads, “’in order to win a murder conviction in a high-profile case [she] recklessly disregarded a prosecutor’s overriding responsibility . . . that only reliable and trustworthy evidence be presented,’ and instead used ‘misleading, deceptive and inflammatory tactics.’”
The column may be read here.