Justice for Robert Majors

Queens DA Melinda Katz

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On May 18, 2020, a Queens judge threw out Robert Majors’ convictions for attempted murder and robbery based on proof that for 22 years prosecutors withheld a three page affidavit exonerating Mr. Majors of those crimes and identifying the actual culprit. Prosecutors withheld the affidavit despite Mr. Majors’ repeated requests for this proof of his innocence. Read more here.

This ruling makes Mr. Majors immediately eligible for parole, for the first time, after 22 years in prison. Let’s bring him home.

Today the undersigned are calling on Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz to make good on her campaign promise to do justice for the people of Queens by committing to the following demands:

*Not retry Robert Majors and support his petition for parole. Mr. Majors was wrongfully convicted of attempted murder and robbery because Queens prosecutors concealed proof of his innocence for 22 years.
*Appoint an outside, independent panel to investigate any case in which the prosecutor has withheld evidence of innocence, resulting in a wrongful conviction.
*Immediately replace prosecutors in executive and leadership positions who are hold-overs from the past administration.


Signed,
Petition by
Nick Encalada-Malinowski
Brooklyn, New York

To: Queens DA Melinda Katz
From: [Your Name]

Today the undersigned are calling on Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz to make good on her campaign promise to do justice for the people of Queens by committing to the following demands:

*Not retry Robert Majors and support his petition for parole. Mr. Majors was wrongfully convicted of attempted murder and robbery because Queens prosecutors concealed proof of his innocence for 22 years.
*Appoint an outside, independent panel to investigate any case in which the prosecutor has withheld evidence of innocence, resulting in a wrongful conviction.
*Immediately replace prosecutors in executive and leadership positions who are hold-overs from the past administration.

We request a response to these demands by Monday June 22nd.

Signed,