District Attorney, Two Detectives Forced Witnesses To Falsely Testify Against Pedro Hernandez
New information reveals an assistant district attorney worked with two detectives under investigation to force witnesses into falsely claiming that Pedro Hernandez was the shooter.
In a report from pix11, Assistant District Attorney David Slott, and detectives David Terrell and Daniel Brady, forced witnesses such as William Stevens and Tyrese Revel to offer false testimonies on Hernandez’s alleged shooting of Shaun Nardoni. Prior to this, pix11 had already reported that Nardoni, as well as eight other teens that witnessed the shooting, said that the arresting officer threatened them with physical violence if they did not claim to investigators that the shooter was Hernandez in video recorded statements.
“The corruption is not only with detectives Terrell and Brady, but it’s also with the district attorney’s office,” Manuel Gomez, a private investigator who interviewed Revel and has been hired by Hernandez’s family, said.
Through a video statement and an affidavit from Stevens, Gomez learned that Terrell and Brady, with Slott’s approval, physically abused Stevens in order to compel him to make false statements against Hernandez, as well as for over 30 other cases.
“One to three times a week, they would take William Stevens from his bed…in handcuffs, drive him around in a patrol car and beat him until he would say that someone did the crime,” John Scola, Stevens’ attorney, said.
Scola is seeking $10 million in damages for Stevens and $7 million for Revel.
Hernandez was arrested in connection with a 2015 shooting where the 18-year-old was accused of shooting fellow teen Nardoni in the leg. Although Nardoni and eight other teens that witnessed the shooting said that Hernandez did not commit the crime he was still arrested, and served a year at Rikers Island before being released recently.