Fred Brewington was interviewed by Newsday for a story on how Long Island’s district attorneys are creating initiatives that would put an end to racial bias and disparities in the justice system and cracking down on abusive tactics employed by local law enforcement.
Mr. Brewington commented on Nassau County D.A. Madeline Singas’ plan to create a civilian complaint review board that would review any complaints of alleged police misconduct. He said that her plan is “like placing Band-Aids on open wounds” and suggested that the board be financed by funds from the asset forfeiture program.
However, he credited Ms. Singas for her attempts to address the problem. “It’s good to see our D.A. woke,” he said. “It had to be people in the street who moved the people in the suite.”