- Paul Callan says the Brooklyn district attorney was right to prosecute an officer for an accidental shooting and to recommend that he not get any jail time
- The judge followed the prosecutor's recommendation, which was controversial
Paul Callan is a CNN legal analyst and a former media law professor. He is a former New York City homicide prosecutor and criminal defense attorney who serves as "of counsel" to Edelman & Edelman, PC and is senior trial counsel at CallanLegal, where he focuses on civil rights and wrongful conviction litigation. Follow him on Twitter: @paulcallan The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, a highly regarded and impeccably credentialed prosecutor, is learning the hard way why prosecutors rarely indict police officers when they shoot civilians, even innocent ones.