EXCLUSIVE: News print from ’91 shows ‘frame’ patrolman Scarcella

March 11, 2015 - photo frame

Daily News print from 1991 shows Louis Scarcella (open jacket, loosened tie) holding a arm of Rosean Hargrove's codefendant, John Bunn (far r.) during a 77th Precinct in Brooklyn.Dan Godfrey/New York Daily News

Daily News print from 1991 shows Louis Scarcella (open jacket, loosened tie) holding a arm of Rosean Hargrove’s codefendant, John Bunn (far r.) during a 77th Precinct in Brooklyn.


An aged Daily News sketch appears to expel doubt on a avowal of a sinister former NYPD questioner who testified final year that he had small to do with a now-contested self-assurance of a male who has spent over 23 years behind bars.

“I did zero of substance,” Louis Scarcella pronounced in a Brooklyn courtroom when grilled in Sep during a conference brought by Rosean Hargrave, who’s fighting to infer his innocence.

The late questioner – whose strategy have led prosecutors to conference some 70 murder cases he’d handled, tossing 6 philosophy over a past dual years – insisted his impasse in a 1991 examine was minimal.

But a recently-unearthed News essay about a detain facilities a design display Scarcella, his coupler open and tie loose, walking subsequent to Hargrave and holding codefendant John Bunn as they all leave a 77th Precinct.

Rosean Hargrave, 41, is fighting to infer his innocence. He was convicted of carnage in 1991.Theodore Parisienne/Theodore Parisienne

Rosean Hargrave, 41, is fighting to infer his innocence. He was convicted of carnage in 1991.


“It would have been really useful to have this sketch to use during cranky conference of Mr. Scarcella,” pronounced Hargrave’s counsel Pierre Sussman. “A design is value a thousand words.”

A decider is scheduled to order on Wednesday either Hargrave’s self-assurance should stand. He is portion 30 years to life in jail for slaying improvement officer Rolando Neischer during a botched robbery.

Lawyers for a 41-year-old invalid forked to many problems with a box and guilty outcome that came after a one-day trial.

The victim’s partner identified Hargrave after cops incidentally pulled 6 mop shots from a drawer full of photos. Fingerprints during a stage and initial descriptions didn’t compare a defendants’. Blood samples were never tested and after disappeared.

Retired NYPD Detective Louis Scarcella leaves a Court Room after testifying in conference on Rosean Hargrave's conviction. He says he doesn't remember impediment Hargrave in 1991.Theodore Parisienne/Theodore Parisienne

Retired NYPD Detective Louis Scarcella leaves a Court Room after testifying in conference on Rosean Hargrave’s conviction. He says he doesn’t remember impediment Hargrave in 1991.


Hargrave was 17 during a time.

Bunn, who was 14, was expelled on release in 2006.

The solitary watcher stood by his marker during a conference final fall.

Scarcella’s testimony was a initial time he had taken a mount given a prejudicial philosophy liaison erupted in mid-2013. He has given testified in another box that is also available a judge’s preference this month.

Even after he was shown documents, Scarcella swore he had no correlation of a Hargrave investigation.

“As we lay here today, we don’t remember impediment your client, sir,” he told Sussman.

“In a photo, it is Scarcella and another unnamed officer escorting my client,” Sussman pronounced final week. “Scarcella’s appearance was in fact not ‘limited’ as he characterized it, though utterly concrete in that he was benefaction during my client’s arrest, marker procedure, restrained transfer, or ‘perp walk,’ and booking.” Lawyers Alan Abramson and Joel Cohen, who paint Scarcella, 62, indicated in a matter that a sketch changes nothing.

“His testimony during a conference was guileless and accurate,” they pronounced of a ex-detective. “Although he was not asked about it during a hearing, he assisted a reserved questioner in a travel of a defendants from a patrol to Brooklyn Central Booking.”

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