Criminal charges against Rensselaer County DA Joel Abelove have been tossed out.
Acting State Supreme Court Justice Johnathan Nichols has ruled that former State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman exceeded his investigatory authority and did not have the statutory jurisdiction to prosecute Abelove on charges of perjury and official misconduct.
Those charges are with respect to his investigation of a police involved shooting in Troy.
Abelove called Schneiderman's investigation a political hit job.
But, AG Barbara Underwood has issued a statement saying the indictment detailed a disturbing pattern of misconduct that violated the law.
Underwood says the office is determining how best to move the case forward.
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