Daily News columnist quotes Prof. Gershman regarding Brooklyn DA’s office
An opinion piece in the “Daily News” examines the situation in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office following the departure of six-term Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes and the revelation of questionable practices during his time in office. Examining some of the cases tried during that time, columnist Harry Siegel quotes from a letter submitted by Professor Bennett Gershman, a former New York City prosecutor and author of the book, “Prosecutorial Misconduct.”
A portion of the column that quotes Professor Gershman reads, “’in order to win a murder conviction in a high-profile case [she] recklessly disregarded a prosecutor’s overriding responsibility . . . that only reliable and trustworthy evidence be presented,’ and instead used ‘misleading, deceptive and inflammatory tactics.’”
The column may be read here.