The Conviction Integrity Unit serves a vital law enforcement function. When the wrong person is convicted of a crime, the guilty party has evaded justice and is free to commit other crimes. Identifying wrongful convictions also allows District Attorney Katz to assess past mistakes and enact policies to increase the accuracy and integrity of prosecutions. And most important, the thorough reinvestigation of these claims-regardless of outcome-promotes vital public confidence in the work of our office.
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The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), allows the public to request records possessed and maintained by the Queens County District Attorney’s Office. The release of records is governed by Article 6 of the Public Officers Law and the Queens County District Attorney’s office may deny access to records or portions thereof in accordance with FOIL or another state or federal statute. See Pub. Off. Law § 87(2).
For more information on our FOIL resources, click here. Further information regarding FOIL can be reviewed at the website for the New York State Committee on Open Government (https://www.dos.ny.gov/coog/index.html).