Grievances (A-F)

Prosecutors hold immense power and they can cause immense harm when they break the rules. The misconduct in these grievances appears to fall within a largely-unaddressed pattern of improper conduct — choices that violate New Yorkers’ constitutional rights. At the time the grievances were filed, none of these prosecutors had received public discipline according to the New York Attorney Detail Report.

 

The grievances you see below likely represent a fraction of the prosecutorial misconduct that happens as many instances, in our experience, go unreported. With so many cases ending in pleas, the chance that a judge will discover any hidden evidence or misconduct in those cases decreases. We need to have a more accountable New York.

 

Click the names below to read the grievances.

Prosecutors hold immense power and they can cause immense harm when they break the rules. Serious misconduct at the Queens District Attorney’s Office (QDAO) has been regularly reported for years. For example, beginning in 2007, Queens prosecutors utilized interviewing practices that undermined suspects’ Miranda rights, according to the Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals. Another QDAO policy established a wall between different units in the office, inevitably leading to trial prosecutors failing to disclose exculpatory material in the hands of another unit.