The Brooklyn district attorney’s office has been ordered to produce any documents regarding allegations of wrongdoing by a former homicide detective whose old cases are under review.
The New York Times says a state judge will examine the paperwork regarding Louis Scarcella. It’ll be the first time anyone outside the DA’s office will have the chance to look at the files.
The district attorney’s office had tried to quash a subpoena request for the files, arguing it would be damaging to its investigation.
Prosecutors cast a critical eye at Scarcella’s work after a judge threw out the conviction of a man accused of killing a Brooklyn rabbi in 1990. He had been credited with solving sensational cases.
The judge is expected to take several months to review the documents.