No Ethics Violation for Prosecutor Who Aided Defense at Hearing

Vincent Laforet/The New York Times.  Olmado Hidalgo, left, and David Lemus, convicted of killing a bouncer at the Palladium nightclub in 1990, photographed at Rikers in January.
Vincent Laforet/The New York Times. Olmado Hidalgo, left, and David Lemus, convicted of killing a bouncer at the Palladium nightclub in 1990, photographed at Rikers in January.

Former Manhattan assistant district attorney, Daniel L. Bibb, will not be disciplined by the New York agency that investigates ethics complaints.  Two years ago, Bibb claims he was forced by his superiors at the district attorney’s office to prosecute two men he believed were innocent of murder.  He admits he helped find defense witnesses and backed off when cross-examining defense witnesses.  Both defendants were awarded a new trial, one was acquitted and one was convicted.

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