New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo // State House

Gov. Cuomo Signed Prosecutorial Misconduct Bill As Deadline Loomed

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed¬†into law a bipartisan bill that will create a commission on prosecutorial misconduct on Monday night, just hours before the bill’s deadline. The bill had passed the state Assembly and Senate earlier this year but faced opposition from many district attorneys, including Queens DA Richard Brown. On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Gov. Andrew Cuomo was expected to sign the bill into law, but the fate of the legislation remained unclear.¬†Without his signature, the bill would have been automatically vetoed.

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