- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - The Brooklyn district attorney is appealing a judge’s decision to release a man who was convicted in 1991 of killing an off-duty correction officer.

The New York Times (https://nyti.ms/1E3rRiV ) reports that District Attorney Kenneth Thompson filed notice Friday he’ll appeal the decision.

State Supreme Court Justice ShawnDya Simpson said last month that Rosean Hargrave didn’t get a fair trial. She said the detectives who helped build the case used “corrupt practices.”

The district attorney’s office says it disagrees with Simpson’s decision.

It’s one of many cases involving retired detective Louis Scarcella that have come under scrutiny. The Brooklyn district attorney’s office has moved to have several cases thrown out. Scarcella has denied any wrongdoing.

Hargrave’s lawyer, Pierre Sussman, says Thompson’s decision to appeal has a “torturous impact” on his client.


Information from: The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com

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