Criminal Justice

The ruling, which isn’t binding on other judges but will surely be noted by them, was based on the 2019 bail reform law’s requirement judges consider “ability to post bail without posing undue hardship.”
With the plan to shut down Rikers Island looming, the Department of Correction is prepping for a battle over control of all city lockups.
New York State will award its first 150 marijuana retail licenses to people penalized in the past for dealing — but a daunting application stands in the way of going legal.
Officer Vincent D’Andraia agreed to training, coaching and restitution — as urged by a woman injured during the George Floyd demonstrations in 2020.
Facing three law-enforcement probes and safety complaints by neighbors, the controversial firm that puts former detainees in unused hotels is shutting down the program.
In its first report since the pandemic began, the Commission to Combat Police Corruption says several cops who should have been fired for terrible behavior and lies were allowed to keep their jobs.
“You’re talking about DOI? I’m talking about DOA,” says mayor of Department of Investigation probe that found financial impropriety and nepotism at Andre Mitchell’s Man Up! organization.
A vicious attack left Meghan Van Alystyne with extensive injuries and brain trauma. She gave up on navigating the Office of Victim Services’ bureaucracy — and she’s not alone.
The city’s elected officials in Albany want to establish a regulatory framework that would prevent detained immigrants from having to pay exorbitant fees, including upwards of $400 a month for the privilege of wearing an ankle monitor.
Supporters of the state’s Extreme Risk Protective Order say it might have put the Buffalo shooter on notice. But court data show that its use is erratic and uneven.
The plea on behalf of Nachemya Weberman, who has only served nine years of a 50-year sentence, appears to be the only time District Attorney Eric Gonzalez intervened for someone convicted of a sex crime.
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Three years ago, the Department of Investigation recommended that the Department of Correction update its system of tracking violent incidents from old-school secret logbooks to a transparent digital system. Nothing has changed yet.
The former lieutenant governor and Harlem real estate owner Gerald Migdol tried to trade grants and campaign funds subsidized by state and local government — only to be thwarted once THE CITY and authorities investigated.
After THE CITY reported on Exodus Transitional Community’s troubled contract, Mayor Eric Adams is under pressure to spike the arrangement.
Lawmakers leave Albany until Monday, leaving Gov. Kathy Hochul without a state spending plan at the start of a new fiscal year.
An investigation by THE CITY revealed that an unlicensed security firm was working at hotels housing inmates released from Rikers. City Hall still hasn’t gotten it right.
The state wants applicants for the first 100 cannabis dispensary licenses to have owned profitable businesses and have pot charges in their pasts. Experts say that’s a tall order.
Global Operations Security claimed it was licensed to provide security at an inmate-release hotel run by Exodus Transitional Community. Our investigation found it wasn’t.
The city’s payout is the latest in a long list of seven-figure settlements made after jail-related deaths.
After an investigation by THE CITY, the Department of State is referring an unlicensed security firm to the Queens DA and the State AG for possible criminal prosecution.
The street-crime police units are back under Mayor Adams with a new name. Officials say they will be looking for guns in 30 precincts. Can you record them on your phone? Do they have to provide ID? We answer these questions and more.