During his nearly two decades as a police officer and narcotics investigator, Joseph E. Franco was arrested for thousands of people, many of whom were arrested for possessing and selling drugs.
Washington- During his nearly two decades as a police officer and narcotics detective, Joseph E. Franco has arrested thousands of people, many of whom were arrested for possessing and selling drugs. Franco often worked in secret, and his testimony secured the conviction of the city’s prosecutor.
But officials who once trusted Franco are questioning his case. Franco was charged with perjury in 2019 after being accused of lying about drug sales that the video showed never happened.
Now, the consequences of Franco’s police work are spreading: as many as 90 convictions he helped save in Brooklyn will be excluded. In other regions, there may be more cases. Lawyers say this calculation appears to be larger than any case in the city’s legal system in recent history.
On Wednesday, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric González (Eric González) will ask the judge to dismiss the drug case in which Franco served as an important witness many years ago. The office did not find any new evidence of possible misconduct, and none of the persons involved were detained. But Gonzalez said he lost faith in Franco’s credibility.
Gonzalez said in an interview this week: “We are discussing criminal justice reform.” “It is clear that we cannot responsibly rely on his testimony to defend these beliefs.”
This move is one of the state’s highest denials convicted for fear of improper conduct by officials, and this move is in a heated dialogue across the country, that is, to hold the police accountable and stop the abuse among officials.