Conviction Integrity Unit

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#1 May 13, 2013
Ray of light for cons jailed in slays after work by retired NYPD Detective Louis Scarcella comes under cloud

Brooklyn DA to reopen about 50 murder cases after conviction of David Ranta is tossed amid charges of coercing suspects and witnesses

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Cops lying?
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Tainted Evidence?

“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#2 May 13, 2013
About 50 cases that Detective Louis Scarcella worked will be reopened by the Brooklyn district attorney’s Conviction Integrity Unit in the wake of a judge’s decision to toss David Ranta’s conviction two months ago.

Ranta served more than two decades in prison in the killing of a Brooklyn rabbi before Scarcella’s shoddy police work came to light. One witness, only 13 at the time of the investigation, claimed Scarcella coached him to pick Ranta out of a lineup

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