Monday, February 10, 2020

Bail reform law has caused an exodus of prosecutors

NY Post

At least 40 employees in Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez’s office have quit since the start of the year, The Post has learned — and insiders are blaming increased workloads tied to reforms that require them to provide evidence to defendants within 15 days of their arraignments.

Staring down the barrel of a hard deadline to get pages from police officers’ memo books, surveillance footage, phone records and other materials over to defense attorneys, prosecutors are routinely clocking 11 and 12-hour days to avoid losing their cases altogether, multiple sources told The Post.

“Morale is terrible,” one Brooklyn prosecutor said. “People are feeling overworked and underappreciated.”

Sources said that the grind since the reform took effect is so brutal, supervisors have had to order assistant DAs to stop working and go home for the sake of their sanity.

“People are kind of talking about it openly saying ‘I don’t know, should I ride this out?’” one Brooklyn prosecutor told The Post.

Another prosecutor said that the number of their colleagues dusting up their resumes is unlike anything they’ve seen in past years — and that some are blaming their tense new working conditions under discovery reform.
“Almost everyone I know is looking for another job,” the prosecutor said.


Anonymous said...

"Bail reform law has caused an exodus of prosecutors"

And will cause a exodus of Demorats in NYS this November !

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when there are no adults in the room to supervise the Democrats. Mark my words, the day the Republicans lost the Senate was the beginning of the end for New York State. And just think: the donkeys are just getting STARTED!

Anonymous said...

All part of the agenda. Get out of NYC NOW if you can.

Corona virus will this the herd in Flushing, Whitestone and Bayside soon.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the Peoples Republic Of New York, is about to implode on itself!

Anonymous said...

Time to hire more prosecutors instead of complaining they can't do their job and it's too much work.

Rob in Manhattan said...

"Time to hire more prosecutors instead of complaining they can't do their job and it's too much work."

The aspect they are complaining about is the "extra work" incurred by having to turn over all the prosecution's evidence to a defense lawyer.

In other word; it's OK if someone gets railroaded into a plea bargain or convicted unjustly as long as it doesn't add to one's workload.

Rob in Manhattan

Anonymous said...

"Time to hire more prosecutors instead of complaining they can't do their job and it's too much work."

HUH?! What? Where's Katz on this?

Anonymous said...

Rob in Manhattan gets it exactly right. Bail reform would be less of an issue if we actually had speedy trials.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they can learn to code !

Anonymous said...

>Maybe they can learn to code !

Reminder that saying that is hate speech if you say it to privileged well educated people, especially to 'journalists'.

Anonymous said...

At this point, who is reading this type of article and not asking themselves if their continuous need to vote Democrat may need to be re-examined.

Can democrat voters honestly say to themselves that the city and state are better after so many years of DeBlasio and Cuomo.
Your hatred for the other half of the political spectrum has been so virulent as to make your own city choke on its own trash.
At least other states and cities attempt to balance the power somewhat, not here in nyc however, here it's full blast into stupidity.

...and it's not about hiring more prosecutors, obviously there wouldn't be this much work load if crime was going down.
The majority-minority police department is not just picking up people for jaywalking, these are serious crimes that need serious punishment.
It's the result of going overboard on more than one measure of law enforcement, and it's happening accross all spheres of our city governance.

Thanks zombie democrat voters!

Harry Haller

Anonymous said...

Harry Haller hit the nail on the head....the nail in the coffin of NYC are mindless voters who know nothing about the issues but vote only with name recognition...two who come to mind are Crowley and Cuomo...both who helped to dig the grave of NYC.