In response to that contradictory and problematic court filing by the Brooklyn D.A.’s office, defense attorneys plans to file a motion tomorrow to introduce tapes of the CBS “Brooklyn DA” reality show into evidence – tapes that have the D.A.'s top prosecutors contradicting the D.A.'s own court filing.
Reality Show May Help Bring Down Brooklyn D.A.
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
If we didn’t have enough evidence already that outgoing Brooklyn D.A. Charles J. Hynes’ office is dysfunctional and arguably corrupt, we now have more.
Statements Hynes’ prosecutors made on an ill-fated CBS reality show late this summer may now be used against the D.A. in a case brought by Shabaka Shakur. Shakur is fighting a 1988 murder conviction. He says he was framed by the allegedly corrupt Homicide Detective Louis Scarcella.
As reported last week, Hynes office has been fighting a subpoena from Shakur’s attorneys seeking all evidence Hynes’ office has of Scarcella’s misconduct.
In a motion to quash that subpoena filed last week, A.D.A. Morgan Dennehy wrote, “The district attorney’s office has discovered no evidence that corroborates the allegations made by a number of defendants that Detective Scarcella had engaged in misconduct. None of Scarcella’s alleged misconduct has been ‘proven.’”
This contradicts previous statements by Hynes’ office and the reporting of several reporters closely covering the Scarcella case and appears to prejudge the investigation into Scarcella’s wrongdoing.
In that court filing, Dennehy also claimed that a hasidic witness to a murder – then a 13-year-old boy but now a 37-year-old man – said Scarcella was not the detective who allegedly coached him to pick “the man with the big nose” out of a police lineup in the David Ranta case.
That hasidic witness, however, completely denied Dennehy’s claim in an interview with the New York Times last week and was shocked and angered by what Hynes’ prosecutors had done.
In response to that contradictory and problematic court filing by Hynes’ office, Shakur’s attorneys plans to file a motion tomorrow to introduce tapes of the CBS “Brooklyn DA” reality show into evidence, the NY Daily News reported.
In a “Brooklyn DA” episode A.D.A. Taylor Koss reportedly said it was Scarcella who ran that allegedly tainted lineup.
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