New York Law Journal: New Yorkers Should Push for Police Accountability
“There’s another way that New Yorkers can push for police accountability–and it involves their elected district attorneys. This form of accountability comes from ‘suppression’ hearings.”
Oded Oren, our criminal defense attorney, wrote an op-ed on how New Yorkers can push for police accountability through holding elected district attorneys responsible for their inactions. Suppression hearings held in criminal cases are when a judge decides whether an officer’s conduct in a given case was constitutional or not, leading to transparency, accountability, and justice. Yet, these hearings are not held automatically in every case. It is time that district attorneys consent to suppression hearings in all cases, across all boroughs, and New Yorkers can help.
Read more here.