Tim Sini

Suffolk DA Creates Conviction Integrity Bureau

Nov 16, 2018
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Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini has created a bureau to assess possible wrongful convictions following the recent firing of a Suffolk County assistant district attorney for prosecutorial misconduct.

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Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini has created a new law enforcement team that will exclusively investigate and prosecute all crimes committed by gang members in the county.

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone hopes to name a new police commissioner by next month.

Over one hundred candidates have sent in their resumes for the job after former Commissioner Timothy Sini stepped down to become the new district attorney. Acting Commissioner John Barry says he’s not interested and will join Sini as his top investigator in the D.A.’s office.  

A committee will sift through the resumes in the next few weeks and discuss with Bellone how many candidates to bring in for interviews.

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Suffolk County has a new district attorney for the first time in 16 years. 

After he took the oath of office from U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, former Police Commissioner Tim Sini told the county prosecutors in the audience that they are owed an apology for the damage to their reputation because of former D.A. Tom Spota. He said the day marks a “new era of criminal justice” in Suffolk County.

“One that ensures public safety, champions the law, and promotes faith and trust in our law enforcement agencies.”