A.G.施奈德曼任命新的定罪审查局局长

纽约 - 司法部长埃里克。施奈德曼今天宣布任命盖伊希利(Gail Heatherly)领导总检察长定罪审查局的办公室。该局成立于2012年,负责与全州各地的执法机构合作,提供协助,以防止无辜人民因未犯下的罪行而受到处罚。总检察长施奈德曼还宣布在其办公室内成立一个新的定罪审查委员会,以确保该局的行动在司法部长办公室的所有相关部门之间进行协调。

“那些因未犯下的罪行而被错误定罪和监禁的人应该得到一位为正义而斗争的辩护人,无论是对于错误的被告还是原罪行的受害者,” 司法部长施奈德曼。 “唯一一个在错误的人被判犯罪时受益的人是真正的罪犯,他们可以自由犯下更多的罪行。凭借她作为检察官的经验,盖尔特别适合与其他执法机构的同行合作,无论如何可能,以协助解决令人信服的无罪宣称。

希瑟利带来了数十年的刑事诉讼经验。除了担任总检察长刑事检察局局长外,她还在纽约县地区检察官办公室担任高级检察官长达14年,在那里她还担任杀人助理,家庭暴力监督员和性犯罪起诉成员。单元。 

In addition to appointing Heatherly to lead the Bureau, Attorney General Schneiderman also announced the creation of a new Conviction Review Committee that will be responsible for coordinating the actions of the Bureau across the different offices within the Attorney General’s office. The Committee, which will meet regularly to review matters being addressed by the Bureau, will include Executive Deputy Attorney General for Social Justice Alvin Bragg, Executive Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice Kelly Donovan, and Chief of Criminal Appeals & Deputy Solicitor General for Criminal Matters Nikki Kowalski.