Rensselear County DA Joel Abelove has changed his mind and says he will recuse himself from the case involving the officer-involved shooting that occurred in Troy in August.
22-year-old Dahmeek McDonald was shot by Officer Jarrod Iler after a traffic stop. McDonald's attorney had called for Abelove to recuse himself from the case due to his close working relationship with the Troy Police Department.
On Wednesday, Abelove said that after conducting a review of pending cases involving Troy Police Officer Iler he has determined that a conflict of interest exists.
Abelove maintains that he is certain that his office would be able to conduct a fair and impartial prosecution.
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