GOSHEN – Two top members of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office attended a program concerning the formation of conviction integrity units.
DA David Hoovler created an Orange County unit this summer.
Chief Assistant DA Christopher Borek and Executive Assistant DA Robert Conflitti attended the two-day program at Brooklyn Law School.
“Under my administration, we make every effort to ensure that we
do the right thing the first time, every time,” Hoovler said. “The
criminal justice system, however involves fallible people at every level,
prosecutors, law enforcement officers, witnesses. So, although mistakes
are extremely rare, they do happen,” he said. “When they do,
we will do everything in our power to remedy those unfortunate situations.”
While Hoovler has launched the county’s own Conviction Integrity Program, “we continue to search for ways that we might improve that program, so that we might take the lead in ensuring the integrity of the criminal justice system in Orange County.” Participation by his top staffer “is one more step in our efforts to serve the cause of justice in this county.”