Black Westchester asked the question on Wednesday, February 12th, ‘why DA Scarpino has not released the bad cop list‘ like his counterparts in NYC. On Wednesday, February 19th Lohud exclusively published the list. On Thursday, we received the list upon constant requests. The list consists of 23 current officers who have had adverse credibility findings, criminal convictions or pending criminal charges.
“In the interest of transparency, we are releasing the names of active law enforcement officers who have had adverse credibility findings by a court or have criminal convictions or pending criminal charges that we are aware of. We maintain this information because it allows us to disclose this to a defendant and his or her counsel pursuant to our legal and ethical duties,” DA Scarpino said in a statement the accompanied the Bad Cop List.
As we reported, last week the list includes one of his investigators. former FBI Agent Andrew Ludlum, who Scarpino’s opponent Mimi Rocah claims is ‘one of his campaign donors’ in her statement about the list, that we posted earlier.
The Bad Cop List is a list compiled by District Attorneys of Police Officers who took an oath to protect and serve the community but unfortunately can’t be trusted on arresting reports, evidence gathering, testimony, past misconduct allegations, and lawsuits; information like this is usually supplied to prosecutors and sometimes defense lawyers.
The Westchester County List consists of members from Westchester County Police, MTA Police, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Peekskill, Port Chester, and White Plains Police Departments. (See entire list and press release from DA Scarpino below).
On his campaign Facebook page DA Scarpino posted, Thursday evening;
“Keeping Westchester safe means not only holding our citizens accountable but also holding law enforcement accountable, which is why I’ve launched investigations like this because no one is above the law,” and announced he will be reviewing all cases involving a retiring Yonkers police detective accused of falsifying a search warrant application.