Profile image
By Reaper (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

NY district attorney indicted for cover-up in police shooting of an unarmed black man

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 16:30
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

Screenshot from ad for "Joel Abelove for District Attorney."

In Justice Today reports that a grand jury in New York indicted District Attorney Joel Abelove Friday afternoon on charges related to his behavior in a case investigating the police shooting of an unarmed Black man. 

The indictment stems from Abelove’s concealment of evidence about the shooting of an unarmed black man by a Troy police officer, and allegations that Abelove lied during a subsequent investigation. According to the indictment, Abelove repeatedly interfered with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s efforts to investigate the killing of 37-year-old Edson Thevenin, who was shot eight times by police sergeant Randall French following a traffic stop gone awry.

The case argues that Abelove, a Republican, explicitly tried to get the police officer to escape culpability for his actions by jamming up Schneiderman’s efforts and even lied to a grand jury about his deplorable behavior. The evidence is pretty compelling; it looks like Abelove didn’t care about the truth or justice—he just wanted police sergeant Randall French to get away with killing 37-year-old Edson Thevenin. 

If found guilty, Abelove faces up to seven years in prison and a fine up to $5,000. He’s also up for re-election next year.

We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories


Top Global

Top Alternative



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.