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NY Governor Cuomo talks about new special prosecutorial unit serving as national model

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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's governor and attorney general say the state's new special prosecutorial unit created to investigate killings by police could serve as a national model.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo  and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made their comments today after a meeting to discuss the new policy with U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and members of the state's Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus.

Last month Cuomo signed an executive order directing Schneiderman's office to investigate and potentially prosecute cases involving killings by police or the deaths of civilians in police custody.