The Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct (CPC) is dedicated to investigating prosecutorial conduct in New York State, serving to strengthen oversight of New York’s prosecutors and to hold them to the highest ethical standards in the exercise of their duties.
Pursuant to Judiciary Law §§ 499-a – 499-j, the Commission has the authority “to review and investigate the conduct of prosecutors” to determine whether any prosecutorial conduct violates state law or court rules. Under the statute, the Commission is authorized to conduct a full range of investigative functions, including holding hearings, subpoenaing witnesses, requiring production of documents, conferring immunity, and transmitting findings of fact and recommendations regarding sanctions to the relevant attorney grievance committee. The Commission is also authorized to make its findings and recommendations public.
The Commission consists of 11 non-salaried members appointed by the Governor, the majority and minority leaders of the legislature, and the Chief Judge. So far, ten Commissioners have been appointed, giving the Commission an official quorum.
The Commission’s current members are:
- Daniel R. Alonso
- Mayo Bartlett
- Chantelle C. Botticelli
- Stephen J. Dougherty
- Randall T. Eng
- Andrea Glenn Loigman
- Amy B. Marion
- Michael J. Obus
- Michael A. Simons (Chair)
The New York State Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as the Commission’s inaugural Administrator.
The Administrator — who must be an attorney admitted to the bar of New York State and who has not served as a District Attorney or Assistant District Attorney in New York — will serve as the chief executive of the Commission. The Administrator will have a wide range of responsibilities, including: devising a staffing plan for the Commission and leading the hiring of that staff; overseeing day-to-day operations of the CPC, including oversight of the CPC’s investigative processes; managing the CPC’s $1.75 million budget and being the voice of the Commission in Albany regarding the budget; leading the process for the Commission to draft, adopt, and promulgate rules and procedures for the CPC’s activities; preparing an annual report of the CPC’s activities, including any legislative and administrative recommendations from the Commission; and other duties as necessary to enable the Commission to carry out its statutory mandate.
Attorneys interested in applying to be the Commission’s Administrator should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].gov before June 1, 2023.
The Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
May 23, 2023 - The New York State Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct launches a search for an experienced attorney to serve as the Commission’s inaugural Administrator.