May 2, 2016
Albany, NY

No. 147.4: Amendment to Executive Order 147.1 - A Special Prosecutor to Investigate and Prosecute Matters Relating to the Deaths of Civilians Caused by Law Enforcement Officers

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In view of the request of Attorney Eric T. Schneiderman, my order and requirement, embodied in Executive Order Number one hundred and forty seven, dated July 8, 2015, is hereby amended to include and additional paragraph to the penultimate paragraph as amended by Executive Order Number 147.1, to read as follows:

FURTHER, the requirement imposed on the Special Prosecutor by this Executive Order shall include the investigation, and if warranted, prosecution:
(d) of any and all unlawful acts or omissions or alleged unlawful acts or omissions by any law enforcement officer, as listed in subdivision 34 of section 1.20 of the Criminal Procedure Law, arising out of, relating to or in any way connected with the death of Edson Thevenin on April 17, 2016, in Rensselaer County.
G I V E N under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State in the City of Albany this twenty-ninth day of April in the year two thousand sixteen.
Secretary to the Governor