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What You Need to Know About New York’s District Attorney Races in 2021

The race for Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s seat is crowded and fierce. Here’s the rundown on the candidates and more ahead of the June 22 primary.

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Welcome to the Civic Newsroom: Election News and Events for Voters Choosing New York City’s Next Leaders

What does a DA do? Can you get a mail-in ballot? What is going on? The Civic Newsroom is here to help you navigate New York’s 2021 election.

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NYPD Account in Killing of Bronx Man ‘Not True,’ Mom Says After Cops Cleared

After viewing police bodycam footage of the April 2019 shooting, Kawaski Trawick’s mother called the death of her 32-year-old son "murder."

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Second Rikers Island Inmate Dies of COVID-19 After Failed Bid to Spring Him

The 63-year-old man, held on an attempted murder rap, had diabetes and other health issues. Prosecutors said Walter Ance was too dangerous to let go.

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DA Vance Doles Out Millions in Grants From Seized Dollars, but Some Question Role

The Manhattan DA’s Office is sitting on a mountain of cash from big court settlements. Should that money be controlled by prosecutors or the people?

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Vance Prosecutor Misconduct Accusations Could Cost Millions

Firms that agreed to pay into the Manhattan DA’s forfeiture fund to settle bribery cases may be getting money back, THE CITY has learned.

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Vance Prosecutor Accused of Hiding Tape Could Face Grilling Under Oath

Defendant convicted in bribery case demands Diana Florence, a former top deputy to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, testify at hearing.

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Defendants Freed, Jury Dismissed as Manhattan DA Evidence Woes Deepen

Several bribery cases prosecuted by Cy Vance Jr.’s office are unraveling in the face of allegations a top deputy withheld key evidence.

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Case Tossed Amid ‘Staggering’ Hidden Evidence Allegations Against Vance Deputy

More of Diana Florence’s cases are being eyed after accusations she withheld damaging information about star witness in construction bribery raps.

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Top Vance Prosecutor Accused of Misleading Judge Over Withheld Evidence

Diana Florence, who quit amid allegations she sat on a tape that impugned her star witness, knew of the recording in 2016, a defense attorney charged.

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Vance Prosecutor Accused of Hiding Evidence Offers Defense

Diana Florence tells court a mistake was made — but denied purposely sitting on tape that damaged star witness’ credibility in bribery cases.

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A Top Prosecutor in Manhattan DA Vance’s Office Accused of Hiding Evidence

Construction fraud-buster Diana Florence leaves post after allegations she withheld damaging recording of star witness in bribery cases.

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Construction Overseers Charged With Manslaughter in Death of Luis Sánchez Almonte

Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez presses rare manslaughter prosecutions in the 2018 fatal crushing of excavation worker Luis Sánchez Almonte in Sunset Park.

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Katz Wins — Again — as Cabán Concedes in Queens DA Primary

After Board of Elections wrangling on Tuesday still left Borough President Melinda Katz with dozens more votes, Cabán admits defeat in close race.

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Jury’s Out on Prosecution of Parents Who Leave Kids in Cars

Some DAs urge caution in pressing criminal charges like those against Juan Rodriguez in the death of his young twins in the Bronx.

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Katz Tops Cabán in Recount as Queens DA Fight Starts New Round

Melinda Katz takes a 60-vote lead in Democratic primary for Queens district attorney, but insurgent Tiffany Cabán’s poised for a legal battle.

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No Decision From Cy Vance on Fourth DA Term as Challengers Mount

Several potential candidates are mulling going up against the Manhattan district attorney, who told THE CITY it’s "too early" to say if he’ll run.

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Tiffany Cabán Raises Volunteer Army of Attorneys in Queens DA Recount

Meanwhile, Melinda Katz hires a top election lawyer as campaigns’ legal strategies differ dramatically in the fierce post-primary battle.

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Tiffany Cabán and Melinda Katz Counting Votes — and Cash

The too-close-to-call Queens DA Democratic race heads to an expensive lawsuit and manual recount as both sides look to replenish campaign coffers.

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Katz-Cabán Queens DA Primary Race Heads to Recount

Democratic Party favorite Melinda Katz pulls 20 votes ahead of insurgent Tiffany Cabán after paper ballot tally. Recount — and court fight — on tap.