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Suffolk DA's office puts out report detailing misconduct of ex-prosecutor Glenn Kurtzrock

Suffolk DA's office puts out report detailing misconduct of ex-prosecutor Glenn Kurtzrock
A disgraced former Suffolk homicide prosecutor failed to turn over required documents in at least 16 cases, including more than a dozen murder trials, as part of a pattern of "serious misconduct," acc

i pShare Tweet Email A disgraced former Suffolk homicide prosecutor failed to turn over required documents in at least 16 cases, including more than a dozen murder trials, as part of a pattern of "serious misconduct," according to a report released Tuesday by District Attorney Timothy Sini's office.The multiyear investigation into former Assistant District Attorney Glenn Kurtzrock was conducted with the office's Conviction Integrity Bureau and New York Law School Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic.Sini said it is believed to be the first publicly issued review and audit by a district attorney’s office of a prosecutor’s compliance with disclosure obligations."This is a historic report, and it shows our commitment not just to righting any past injustices made by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, but to making sure that kind of misconduct never occurs again," Sini, a Democrat who lost his reelection contest earlier this month, said in a statement.

" Kurtzrock served in the district attorney’s office from 2004 and was assigned to the Homicide Bureau from 2010 to 2017, when he was forced to resign by then-District Attorney Thomas Spota." … This was an exhaustive re-examination of Kurtzrock’s cases that has resulted in the disclosure of hundreds of documents to former defendants in furtherance of our mission.

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