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Feb. 19, 2021 -- White Plains, NY – Westchester District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah today released the following statement regarding the DA’s Office investigation into allegations of misconduct by members of the Mount Vernon Police Department:

“The integrity of our criminal justice system is critical to fairness and to public safety. I took office last month fully cognizant that the Westchester District Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners have a responsibility to the people of Mount Vernon to provide the accountability and transparency they deserve.

“Under direct supervision from me, an expanded and focused team of Assistant District Attorneys is working on public integrity matters. We are examining closely all complaints and allegations of misconduct regarding all officers recorded, mentioned or discussed in the Murashea Bovell recordings -- as well as other evidence. The Mount Vernon Police Department is aware that our investigation is ongoing.

“We will work with all local police department internal affairs bureaus as necessary and appropriate. However, we want to be sure that Westchester residents understand that our investigations will always be conducted independently from any department where personnel are under investigation. A local police department’s conclusions about its own internal investigations cannot and do not represent the conclusions of the Westchester District Attorney’s Office. 

“We strongly encourage anyone who has information about misconduct by any member of law enforcement to complete our on-line form or contact us at complaints@westchesterda.net.”

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Dan Weiller, Director of Communications
(914) 995-3586
dweiller@westchesterda.net