Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes accused of ignoring misconduct in case

By John Marzulli / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
February 15, 2013,

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes (left) faces an upcoming civic trial for being “deliberately indifferent” to misconduct by prosecutors in his office.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes accused of ignoring misconduct in case that wrongly jailed man; faces trial in April

Hynes’ appearance on the other side of a case comes as Jabbar Collins was released in 2010 after serving 15 years for a crime he did not commit and for protecting the questionable actions taken by bureau chief Michael Vecchione, which included threatening witnesses.

A federal judge has put Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes in the unusual position of having to defend himself before a jury — against claims he is “deliberately indifferent” to misconduct by prosecutors in his office.

The judge ruled Friday that Jabbar Collins, who served 15 years for a murder he did not commit, can argue at his upcoming civil trial Hynes has never disciplined an assistant district attorney in “scores” of prosecutorial misconduct cases.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn-da-charles-hynes-faces-civic-trial-ignoring-staff-misconduct-article-1.1265842#ixzz2UEntarGM

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