Advertisement

Calls for Abelove to step down after indictment

December 01, 2017 06:28 PM

There are now calls for Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove to step down. It comes after he was indicted in connection with his handling of the deadly police shooting of Edson Thevenin.

Abelove is facing two charges of official misconduct and one count of perjury.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

There is no law that says a district attorney facing allegations or an indictment has to step down from office. However, Abelove is the top prosecutor of Rensselaer County and will have to pass judgment and present evidence in cases where people are facing criminal charges.

There are also questions on whether Abelove can still be effective.

This is still an accusation and Abelove is still innocent until proven guilty.

As of Friday afternoon, Abelove said he had no plans to leave the post.

Credits

WNYT Staff

Copyright 2017 - WNYT-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement
Relay Media Amp
Advertisement
Advertisement
One dead, six injured in Pittstown crash

Colonie police investigate tractor trailer accident

Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'

Commuters lose transit, parking, biking benefits in tax bill

Poll: 52 percent say country worse off under Trump

Advertisement