NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that the state attorney general now has a new job — investigating some killings by police.
Cuomo said he’s signing an executive order to establish a special prosecutor to restore trust in the police, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported.READ MORE: Join Us For Our Candidate Conversation With Gov. Phil Murphy Tonight At 7 p.m. On CBSN New York
The governor hopes that the national conversation about police abuse will take a new turn and that other jurisdictions will follow his model. He said having a special prosecutor automatically eliminates the perception by some that a local district attorney who works regularly with cops has a conflict of interest.