Grievances (G-O)

Prosecutors hold immense power and they can cause immense harm when they break the rules. At the time the grievances below were filed, none of these prosecutors and former prosecutors had received public discipline according to the New York Attorney Detail Report.

 

With so many cases ending in pleas, the chance of uncovering hidden evidence or other misconduct decreases. Though there are a lot of grievances here, they likely represent a small fraction of the total prosecutorial misconduct that occurs, as many instances go unreported.

 

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.