Nassau Supreme Court Orders District Attorney to Open Jesse Friedman Files
Nassau County Supreme Court Judge F. Dana Winslow ruled that District Attorney Kathleen Rice must turn over all investigative materials related to the Friedman case that the DA and police have held for 26 years.
Coming on the heels of DA Rice’s failure to overturn Jesse Friedman’s wrongful conviction, the materials from the Friedman investigation could very well expose, among other evidence, the coercive interrogation practices that led to eliciting false testimony from some of the children in computer classes held at the Friedman home.
Judge Winlsow also ordered the DA not to “touch” the files to prevent the DA from altering, moving, or destroying any of the evidence in her files before they are turned over Friedman’s attorneys.
Letter from Andrew Jarecki & Marc Smerling
We are thrilled to report that Nassau County Supreme Court Judge ruled that the District Attorney must turn over to Jesse Friedman's lawyers "every scrap of paper" related to the Friedman case ....
- NEWSDAY Editorial, August 23, 2013: Editorial: Release Friedman papers, but protect victims. Read article
- Re-'Capturing the Friedmans': Convicted Child Molester Still Fighting to Clear His Name, ABC News, August 8, 2013 Read article
- View statement from key players in Jesse Friedman exoneration effort. Read the statements
- Response to Court: Leading Authorities Assail DA Report on Friedman Case as Misleading, August 7, 2013. View press release
- Response to DA Kathleen Rice's failure to overturn Jesse Friedman's wrongful conviction, June 24, 2013. View press release