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LISTEN: Overturned conviction shines light on legacy of disgraced detective

November 21, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle Podcast
Derrick Hamilton, a victim of Louis Scarcella, hugs Eliseo DeLeon as DeLeon is released at Brooklyn Supreme Court. Photo: Paul Frangipane/Brooklyn Eagle

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The basis of the judge’s decision was the detective work of Louis Scarcella and his partner Stephen Chmil, who have been involved in several cases where convictions have been overturned.

Our reporter Noah Goldberg told Brooklyn This Week about the scene at the courthouse, and Michael Baum of Brooklyn Defender Services explained how these cases came under review, while also speaking on Scarcella’s legacy.

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To hear more about Scarcella and these cases, listen to the full episode above.

  • Interview with Noah Goldberg at 1:11
  • Interview with Michael Baum at 7:42

Our host Lawrence Madsen is a native New Yorker. He graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in History, and volunteers with the disaster response group Team Rubicon.

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