Brooklyn Defender Services Statement on Brooklyn DA’s Vacatur of Over 375 Convictions Involving 13 NYPD Officers Guilty of Misconduct

(BROOKLYN, NY) – Yung-Mi Lee, Legal Director of Brooklyn Defender Services’ Criminal Defense Practice released the following statement in response to reports that Brooklyn DA will dismiss over 375 cases handled by 13 NYPD officers who committed serious misconduct:

“Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez’s decision to dismiss hundreds of cases involving 13 corrupt former NYPD officers was the right one. We commend these dismissals as one important step towards accountability, but we must also recognize the many lives that were upended based on the work of dishonest and abusive NYPD officers. Hundreds of people endured time in jail and prison and faced years of barriers to housing, benefits and employment, disruptions to their families, amid other difficulties stemming from a criminal conviction."

View the full statement here.

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