Gov. Andrew Cuomo insisted on Friday his executive order granting Attorney General Eric Schneiderman the power of special prosecutor for police-related killings was the correct move given the legislative disagreement over criminal justice reform.

“It was a good move and now that I’ve did it I think its intelligence has been proven,” Cuomo said in New York City earlier in the day.

Cuomo’s appointment of Schneiderman has been praised by Democrats in the Legislature as well as civil rights leaders, but has come under fire from the local elected district attorneys.

Further complicating matters for DAs, Schneiderman issued a memorandum this week laying out their role in the cases in which police kill civilians, such as interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence, but not conferring immunity.

Schneiderman has asserted there’s no conflict with keeping district attorneys on the cases in a limited basis, even as its statewide association questions the legality.

“It’s something they’re going to have to work through,” Cuomo said. “I don’t think there’s a question about the legality of the executive order. It’s more a question of where do the DAs stop and where does the AG begin. Now, the DAs, it’s fair to say, are not ecstatic about my executive order.”

He added : “The DAs and the AG have to work it out.”

Cuomo issued the executive order after proposing this year a package of reform measures such as grand jury transparency and independent monitor in police-related killings. The bills were not taken up.

The governor has pointed to concerns about the appearance of conflict with district attorneys and police enforcement issues, which came to a head after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict an officer in the choke hold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner.

“It was clear to me that we need to do what we need to do to restore trust in the criminal justice system,” Cuomo said. “I don’t believe in denial. I don’t believe in ducking the problem.”