Tuesday, August 23, 2011

NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Caucus Turns Up Heat On Vance In Strauss-Kahn Case

The state Legislature's Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Caucus is dialing up the pressure on embattled Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr., saying in a statement released just now that "leaks" associated with the case are troubling, as is the possibility that the DA's office will abandon the controversial case entirely. (UPDATE: Which the prosecution now has asked to do...)

diallo dsk.jpgAs I blogged earlier, state Sen. Bill Perkins of Harlem has already sent Vance a letter of his own today.

“We are deeply concerned about news reports that prosecutors are considering filing a Dismissal on Recommendation motion to drop all charges against Dominique Strauss-Khan. The fact that these reports were made public before District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. met with the alleged victim, Nafissatou Diallo is also very troubling.

"This is the continuation of a pattern of lack of respect for Ms. Diallo, including apparent law enforcement leaks that resulted in the disparagement of the complainant's character and mischaracterizations of some of her statements to third parties, among other things.

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