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  • How Cuomo's Special Prosecutor Order Is Playing Out, 19 Months Later

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    Cuomo, Schneiderman, and family members, July 2015 (photo: The Governor's Office)


    About 19 months ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order that was hailed by many advocates and elected officials as a bold and unprecedented step towards police accountability.

    Cuomo made Attorney General Eric Schneiderman a special prosecutor in certain cases of civilian deaths involving police officers. At the time, much of the country was focused on several high-profile examples of police killings of unarmed people,

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