ALBANY – An agreement between New York and district attorneys across the state has stopped a measure that would have created an independent body to investigate complaints of misconduct by district attorney offices in each county across the state.
The New York State District Attorneys Association sued the state in October after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill creating the State Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct. The association said the legislation violated the state Constitution.
Under the recent agreement between the association and state, both the lawsuit and the creation of the panel are on hold and will remain so until action is taken by the state legislature.