If It's Just A Few "Bad Apples," Then How Do You Explain THIS?

September 5, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us



Louis Scarcella was a New York police detective for nearly 30 years, reportedly the “go to” guy for hard to prove murder cases. In 2013, an investigation by the New York Times found that Scarcella had used “the same eyewitness, a crack-addicted prostitute, for multiple murder prosecutions” and repeatedly produced “confessions” from defendants who insisted they had not made them. Scarcella’s “investigations” played a role in sending countless people to jail, many serving long sentences. More than 70 of Scarcella’s cases have been under investigation, and so far more than 10 convictions based on his frame-ups have been thrown out.

How does the rest of the NYPD—the so-called “good apples”—feel about Scarcella? According to the New York Times, they consider him an “esteemed colleague,” and this month he’ll be honored by the NYPD’s retired detectives association, and his career celebrated.




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