Supreme Court Justice Desmond Green has ordered a retrial for Shabaka Shakur, who was convicted of double homicide, basing his conclusions on grounds of ineffective assistance and evidence related to the actions of an embattled former detective whose tactics have come under question.

In People v. Shakur, 439/1988, Green said the “new evidence” of the propensity of ex-New York City Police detective Louis Scarcella “to embellish or fabricate,” and the lack of alibi notice for a certain witness, required a retrial.

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