Attorney General Candidate Tish James Unveils Major Criminal Justice Reform Plan

Calls to codify and expand role as Special Prosecutor, create prosecutorial misconduct commission, repeal 50-a, fight for discovery reform, and establish statewide body-worn cameras

NEW YORK -- Attorney General Candidate Tish James today unveiled a platform of major criminal justice reforms. Tish James will push to expand and codify the Attorney General’s role as special prosecutor to serve, not just in cases ending in death of civilians, but cases in which civilians are injured, or have been victims of sexual assault or hate crimes by police.