Special Prosecutor

The Legal Aid Society applauds the leadership of the families of victims of police violence in pursuing a Special Prosecutor with strong authority to intervene on behalf of people killed by the police.

the existence of a Special Prosecutor’s Office that can investigate and prosecute killings by police officers is a significant improvement. We hope the very fact of its existence deters the police brutality we commonly hear reported by our clients. We will continue to work to improve the criminal justice system and support the families in the pursuit of justice on behalf of every New Yorker.