Jaye had been represented by Deputy City Attorney Surekha A. Pessis, but change is in the air. Last night this request for withdrawal and substitution of attorney was filed, notifying the court1 that Pessis would no longer represent Jaye, whose lawyering will be in the future handled by veteran cop defender Thomas J. Feeley. Feeley, of course, famously represented King-beater Stacey Koon in the civil case arising from that incident, causing some minor controversy in the process. According to Feeley’s website, he
… has particular expertise in police misconduct litigation defense as well as extensive experience in major municipal law, personal injury, civil rights, employment and contract disputes.
I don’t know whether or not it says anything about a cop’s case if he feels he must hire Stacey Koon’s old lawyer, but that’s the news, friends!
Image of Stuart Jaye is a screenshot from Shawn Nee’s video. I’m not sure what the licensing info is, but that’s where it came from.