The alleged instructions could have tainted as many as three dozen decisions, leaving at least one person charged at Rikers.
A group of law professors has filed new complaints to the state’s grievance committee based on findings by appeals judges that the prosecutors broke the law.
Additional reporting by Reuven Blau and Yoav Gonen Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez is weighing a statewide campaign for attorney general if Letitia James leaves the seat to run for governor, eight people familiar with the matter told THE CITY. In recent weeks, they say, Gonzalez has been making calls to his top supporters and […]
Prakash Churaman, behind bars since age 15 on a felony murder conviction, recently got a new trial and an offer from Queens prosecutors: plead guilty to a lesser charge and walk away at age 21 next summer. But he maintains his innocence, and is willing to risk getting sent away for 25 years to life. […]
Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for THE CITY’s daily morning newsletter. A city correction officer called public defender Alejandra Lopez Friday to urge her to do everything possible to get her client with COVID-19 out of a jail hospital unit. Walter Ance, 63, died about 24 hours later in […]
With the recount process set to begin Tuesday in the tense Tiffany Cabán-Melinda Katz Democratic primary battle for Queens district attorney, both campaigns are tallying more than just votes. Insurgent candidate Cabán, with about $35,000 left to spend, is invoking the electoral stalemate in fundraising pitches. Recent emails ask supporters for contributions to ensure a […]
The Tiffany Cabán-Melinda Katz Democratic primary battle for Queens district attorney is headed for a recount — and a potential court fight. After a daylong manual recount of thousands of paper ballots, Democratic Party favorite Katz pulled ahead of insurgent candidate Cabán by 20 votes Wednesday, according to the city Board of Elections. That marked […]
When Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced her candidacy for district attorney in December, she sought to stand out as an advocate for workers injured or ripped off on the job – especially on construction sites. “Developers and construction companies will be held accountable if they fail to follow the law and keep their workers […]