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.

05/12/2013

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.

05/02/2013