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.
From a spike in gun violence to a controversial new police on marijuana cases, Thompson’s term is off to a challenging start.
Alvena Jennette, Robert Hill and Darryl Austin are the first defendants connected to retired detective Louis Scarcella to have their convictions vacated.
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.
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.
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.