Louis Scarcella

Retired NYPD Detective Louis Scarcella (credit: CBS 2)

Former NYPD Detective Louis Scarcella Defends His Tactics In 1991 Murder Case

Testifying for the first time, Louis Scarcella tried to minimize his role in the conviction of Rosean Hargrave for the 1991 killing of a correction officer in Crown Heights.

09/24/2014

Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson talks with CBS 2's Tony Aiello (Credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn DA Thompson Talks Violence, Controversial Decisions With CBS 2

From a spike in gun violence to a controversial new police on marijuana cases, Thompson’s term is off to a challenging start.

07/18/2014

Detective Louis Scarcella

Judge Voids 3 Murder Convictions After Review Of Retired Detective’s Cases

Alvena Jennette, Robert Hill and Darryl Austin are the first defendants connected to retired detective Louis Scarcella to have their convictions vacated.

05/06/2014

A rally is held at City Hall on April 9, 2014, in support of former inmates who say they were wrongly convicted of murders in Brooklyn. (credit: CBS 2)

Wrongly Convicted Urge Brooklyn DA To Speed Up Reviews Of Detective’s Cases

A group of New York City men who say they were framed by a crooked police detective decades ago want prosecutors to speed up an ongoing review of the detective’s cases.

04/09/2014

Detective Louis Scarcella

Retired Detective Refuses To Comment As DA Probes His Cases

A retired New York City police detective continued to refuse to comment Monday about a review of cases associated with him by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.

05/13/2013

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