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.


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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