Brooklyn, NY - A NEW YORK POST EXCLUSIVE reveals that the daughter of retired NYPD detective Louis Scarcella, currently under investigation by the DA’s office, has been working as a prosecutor in DA Charles Hynes’ office for over a decade.
According to sources, 38 year-old Jacqueline Scarcella first went to work for Hynes’ office in 2001, at a time when her now embattled father Louis was viewed as one of the top detectives in the city, but much has changed since then.
Louis Scarcella is now the target of an ongoing investigation by an independent 12-member panel ordered by Hynes’ after similar inconsistencies surfaced in Scarcella-led investigations leading to multiple murder convictions.
One of the lynchpins triggering the Scarcella probe was the March release of David Ranta, a small time thief who claimed he was framed by Scarcella and who spent 23 years in prison after falsely being convicted of murdering beloved Brooklyn Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger in 1990.
While sources confirm that Jacqueline Scarcella is not involved in the investigation into her father, she declined to comment on the probe, saying, “I can’t. I really can’t.”