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Testimony begins in trial of former Rensselaer Co. DA

WNYT Staff
Updated: September 16, 2020 02:15 PM
Created: September 16, 2020 02:13 PM

Testimony began Wednesday morning in the case against the former Rensselaer County district attorney.

Joel Abelove is accused of mishandling the police shooting death of Edson Thevenin back in 2016.

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Abelove brought the case to a grand jury just five days after the shooting.

Prosecutors say he failed to present certain evidence, and quickly cleared the officer involved despite there being obvious questions.


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