Conviction Integrity Unit

Louis Scarcella

Prosecutions Under Review For Detective Involved In Wrongful Conviction Of David Ranta

Prosecutors said 2 months after a high-profile 1990 murder case he investigated was thrown out, dozens more convictions associated with retired detective Louis Scarcella are under review.


Actor Martin Sheen and Maria Velazques the mother of Jon-Adrian Velazquez  attends a press conference outside of Manhattan Criminal Court on December 5, 2011. (credit: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

Man Asks Court To Nix Conviction In 1998 Harlem Murder Case

Attorney Robert Gottlieb filed a motion Thursday for a new trial based on new evidence, saying there’s not enough proof left in the case after some eyewitnesses backtracked.