Post Conviction Investigations

We have recently taken on a Post Conviction Investigation involving a man believed to have been wrongfully convicted of murder. During the course of our investigation we have discovered new evidence and new witnesses that we believe will support this premise.

The facts of the case are as follows:

On 8/15/89 at approximately 2 AM, Daryl Rush (AKA “Black”)was shot and killed in the Williamsburg Housing Development located in Brooklyn, NY.

On 8/19/89 Jonathan Fleming (AKA “Hook”) was arrested and charged with the murder. He was convicted after trial in July 1990 and sentenced to 25 to life.

For the past 23 years, Mr. Fleming has never admitted to killing the victim, he did not ‘have the victim killed’, and has tried to prove his innocence.

During the time of the homicide he was on a family vacation in Orlando, Florida with his girlfriend, mother, son and nephew. Evidence submitted at trial supporting Mr. Fleming’s alibi include several witnesses’ testimony, plane ticket receipts, hotel receipts, photographs and video of Mr. Fleming during the 5 day trip.

Despite this compelling evidence a jury convicted Mr. Fleming based upon the prosecution’s one witness who claimed she saw the shooting from 437’ away at 2am in the morning while high on crack. The witness wears glasses for distance, but did not have them on at the time of the shooting. This witness later recanted her testimony stating she was coerced and threatened by the investigating detectives. In addition, another witness who was not allowed to testify gave the names of possible suspects as well as a detailed description of the shooter to the police. These leads were never followed up.

Since taking on this case an article appeared in the NY Times about another detective in the same precinct where our client was arrested. He is being investigated for possible misconduct in 50 homicide investigations. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office will reopen those cases and give special scrutiny to those cases that appear weakest — because they rely on either a single eyewitness or confession, officials said. The staff will re-interview available witnesses, and study any new evidence. If they feel a conviction was unjust, prosecutors could seek for it to be dismissed.

The family of Jonathan Fleming hopes that he will finally get justice from the DA’s examination of these cases.

Management Resources Ltd of New York is a professional investigative firm Licensed in New York and New Jersey. This blog is for our clients and friends in an effort to keep them abreast of our recent cases, investigative tools and techniques and emerging trends in our profession. We also welcome inquiries from potential new clients that may be contemplating hiring a Private Investigator, but have some questions or concerns about doing so. The investigators of Management Resources Ltd. of New York are here to assist you. Please feel free to participate.


President/CEO and Director of Investigations for Management Resources Ltd of New York

Posted in Criminal Defense Investigations
4 comments on “Post Conviction Investigations
  1. surinda says:

    Jonathan Fleming was robbed for 24 years of his precious life. He went in a young man and will come out an old man for a crime he was wrongly convicted of. Please set him free.

  2. Reblogged this on staceyfleming's Blog and commented:
    First and foremost, I owe nothing but gratitude to Management Resources Ltd of New York for all the hard work and dedication they have put forth on this particular case. For the past twenty-four years my husband, Jonathan “Hook” Fleming has maintained his innocence and has worked diligently to get anyone in an official capacity to review the facts and circumstances of his case. To be perfectly honest, we had lost all hope after having paid investigators and reaching out to the District Attorney’s Office (Specifically John O’Mara and the Conviction Integrity Unit). It appeared as though no one even cared enough to take a look.

    My husband has endured loss of family members, a prison yard stabbing, two prior failed marriages, and the discovery of a child he never knew existed while incarcerated. His own children have had to be raised without a father, or male role model. As his mother’s only child, my mother in-law has been suffering for twenty-four years while knowing that her baby did not commit this crime (because she was with him in Florida when the crime was committed in Brooklyn).

    I firmly feel that once my husband has been exonerated, I will work diligently to have a bill introduced to congress that would “Criminalize” Prosecutor and Police Misconduct. These officials have gotten away with ruining lives for far too long and until they began to see consequences for their actions, it will never end.

    According to the National Registry of Exoneration’s, today there are 1119 cases in which the defendants have been exonerated

    112 of them are from New York State alone

    21 of which are from Kings County, Brooklyn with convictions ranging from 1984 – 1997 with the exception of (2) cases; one in 2002 and one in 2007.

    “It is better that ten guilty persons escape
    than that one innocent suffer”

    – Sir William Blackstone (1765)

  3. Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful post. Thank you for providing this info.|

  4. When will an update on this case be posted? I am aware of most developments; however, I think some consistent follow up for those that are also Interested is in order.

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