Brooklyn DA candidate vows to root out misconduct from within

Brooklyn DA candidate vows to root out misconduct from within

New York Post  –  A candidate vying ​to be Brooklyn’s next ​d​istrict ​a​ttorney blasted the current administration Thursday for not ​doing enough to prevent future w​​rongful convictions.

Ama Dwimoh vowed from the steps of Brooklyn Supreme Court​’s ​Civil​ part ​that she would, if elected, investigate and prosecute misconduct from within the DA’s office.

“These men and many others have paid the price for bad behavior of the District Attorney’s office and other members of the criminal justice system,” Dwimoh said as she stood flanked by exonerees Shabaka Shakur and Jabbar Collins.

“Yet no one has been held accountable and very little has changed in the way that the District Attorney’s office operates to ensure that these tragic miscarriages of justice will not happen again,” the former Brooklyn prosecutor added.

Dwimoh’s “Integrity Agenda” outlines a three-pronged plan in which she plans to hold staff accountable and regain the trust of Brooklynites.

She also called out the lack of examination into the work of retired NYPD Det. Louis Scarcella​ ​-​- given that 70 of his cases have been ​called into question by the Conviction Review Unit.

Scarcella has maintained he’s done nothing wrong.

“There are no allegations of recent prosecutorial misconduct in the Brooklyn DA’s office and any insinuation to the contrary is political hearsay,” said Lupe Todd-Medina, spokeswoman for acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez’s campaign.

“Under former DA Ken Thompson and Acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, the office has been a national leader in addressing past wrongful convictions, providing second chances to our youth, protecting families and ensuring equal justice for all Brooklynites. Assuring that no innocent person is convicted of a crime they did not commit is DA Gonzalez’ top priority.”

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