Sixth Teenager Charged in Central Park Jogger Case to Be Exonerated

Steven Lopez is expected to have a robbery charge linked to the 1989 attack cleared from his record.

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Giuliani Ordered to Testify in Georgia Criminal Investigation

After Rudolph W. Giuliani failed to show for a hearing in Manhattan, a Georgia judge ordered him to testify as part of an investigation into election interference in the state.

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Bodega Clerk Who Fatally Stabbed Man Will Not Face Charges

Alvin Bragg, Manhattan’s district attorney, said murder charges against Jose Alba could not be proven. Mr. Alba’s supporters said he acted in self-defense.

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Rare-Book Dealer Charged After Pilfered Eagles Lyrics Come to Light

Glenn Horowitz and two other men are accused of conspiring to sell Don Henley’s notes, including the words to “Hotel California.”

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Adams Shows Support for Man Charged in Bodega Killing That Caused Outcry

A deadly confrontation at a Harlem store feeds a broader debate about crime and politics.

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Trump Set to Be Questioned Under Oath by New York A.G. Next Month

The questioning of Mr. Trump and two of his adult children as part of the attorney general’s civil investigation will begin July 15 unless New York’s highest court decides to intercede in the case.

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Georgia Jury to Consider Whether Trump Illegally Interfered in 2020 Election

The panel will have up to a year to recommend whether the prosecutor should pursue criminal charges against the former president and his allies.

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Miya Ponsetto Pleads Guilty to Tackling Black Teen at SoHo Hotel

Miya Ponsetto admitted to committing a hate crime in the 2020 episode. That element of the charge will be dropped if she abides by the law for two years.

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Alvin Bragg Says He’s Not a Politician. Is That the Root of His Trouble?

The Manhattan district attorney has had an uncommonly tumultuous first three months on the job, drawing criticism from all over the political spectrum.

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New Witnesses Interviewed in Trump Investigation, Manhattan D.A. Says

Alvin Bragg, in his first public comments about the inquiry into the former president, insisted his office was continuing to pursue the matter but provided few additional details.

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N.Y. Attorney General Seeks to Hold Trump in Contempt

The attorney general, Letitia James, has been conducting a civil investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s family business.

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Why Hundreds of New York City Prosecutors Are Leaving Their Jobs

New burdens, low pay and pandemic malaise prompted the resignations of a fifth of the legal work force in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn.

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Ex-Party Producer Charged in $2.7 Million Bitcoin-Laundering Scheme

Thomas Spieker’s clients included dark-web drug dealers and a cellphone-hacking identity thief, prosecutors said.

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Trump Is Guilty of ‘Numerous’ Felonies, Prosecutor Who Resigned Says

Mark F. Pomerantz, who had investigated the former president, left after the Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, halted an effort to seek an indictment.

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How the Manhattan DA’s Investigation Into Donald Trump Unraveled

The criminal investigation into the former president crashed amid a disagreement about the merits of bringing a case. The debate pitted a new district attorney against two veteran prosecutors who had pursued a case against Mr. Trump for years.

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N.Y.P.D. Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Assault Charges in Violent Arrests

Sgt. Phillip Wong punched one handcuffed man after being spit at and knelt on another who had taunted him with anti-Asian slurs.

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Retail Theft Rises, and N.Y.C. Small Business Owners Are Paying the Price

In New York City, neighborhood stores are struggling to confront the crimes that have cascaded from the disruptions of the pandemic.

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How This ‘Progressive Prosecutor’ Balances Politics and Public Safety

As his peers around the country face fierce criticism, Eric Gonzalez, the Brooklyn district attorney, is navigating a narrow path so far.

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Where the Investigations Into Donald Trump Stand

One of the highest profile investigations into the former president appeared to stall on Wednesday, but several other inquiries are in progress around the country.

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Prosecutors Leading Trump Fraud Investigation in NY Resign

The prosecutors had abruptly stopped presenting evidence to a grand jury in the high-stakes criminal investigation into the former president’s business practices.

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Trump Organization and Allen Weisselberg Seek Dismissal of Fraud Charges

In court papers, the former president’s family business and Allen Weisselberg, its longtime chief financial officer, called the case against them politically motivated.

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As Crime Surges, Roll Back of Tough-on-Crime Policies Faces Resistance

With violent crime rates rising and elections looming, progressive prosecutors are facing resistance to their plans to roll back stricter crime policies of the 1990s.

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N.Y. Attorney General Can Question Trump and 2 Children, Judge Rules

Former President Donald J. Trump and two of his children had sought to block Letitia James, the attorney general, from interviewing them under oath.

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Alvin Bragg, Manhattan D.A., Changes Polices After Criticism

Alvin Bragg clarified — and in some cases reversed — his earlier guidance on prosecuting gun possession and other crimes.

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Give the Manhattan D.A.’s Crime-Fighting Policies a Chance

Studies show public safety improves when prosecutors turn to alternatives to jailing some offenders.

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After Spate of Shootings, Manhattan D.A. Takes Tougher Stance on Guns

Alvin Bragg campaigned on lenient policies aimed at making the justice system fairer. But a string of violent episodes early in his tenure is testing his resolve.

#adams-eric-l, #bragg-alvin, #citizens-crime-commission, #crime-and-criminals, #firearms, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #politics-and-government

‘We Are Going to Turn Our Pain Into Purpose’

Mayor Eric Adams’s ambitious gun safety plan includes reviving a controversial police unit his predecessor disbanded.

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The Right Way to Stop Rising Crime in New York

Getting crime under control is critical to New York City’s revival. 

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Bragg’s Policy Shift Causes Furor, Though Few Cases Would Be Affected

Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney, said he would not prosecute some instances of resisting arrest, prompting a dispute about the nature of policing.

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N.Y. Attorney General Outlines Pattern of Possible Fraud at Trump Business

The attorney general, Letitia James, released new details of her investigation into whether the company misrepresented the value of its assets, but her office did not file a lawsuit.

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Conflict Quickly Emerges Between Top Prosecutor and Police Commissioner

A memo by New York City’s new police leader sharply questioned Manhattan’s new district attorney over his strategy for prosecuting crime.

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Alvin Bragg, Manhattan D.A., to Seek Incarceration Only for Worst Crimes

Alvin Bragg has told prosecutors in his office to seek jail or prison time for only the most serious crimes, unless the law requires otherwise.

#bragg-alvin, #criminal-justice, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #prisons-and-prisoners

With Trump Investigation Unresolved, Cyrus Vance’s Legacy Is Incomplete

Cyrus R. Vance Jr.’s third and final term as Manhattan district attorney is ending, but his investigation into former President Donald J. Trump goes on.

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Trump Fraud Inquiry Won’t Be Resolved When Vance’s Term Ends Next Week

After leading a three-year investigation into the former president, the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., will hand it to his successor.

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Trump Investigation Enters Crucial Phase as Prosecutor’s Term Nears End

New developments suggest the long-running inquiry has returned to an earlier focus: the valuations the former president and his family business applied to properties as it sought loans.

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Alvin Bragg Wins, Becoming First Black D.A. in Manhattan

A former federal prosecutor, Mr. Bragg will take over an office that has brought charges against the family business of former president Donald J. Trump.

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Alvin Bragg, Manhattan’s Likely Next D.A., Questions NYPD Over Eric Garner

Days before the election, Alvin Bragg, who is heavily favored to win office, is participating in an inquiry into Eric Garner’s killing by the N.Y.P.D.

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Thomas Kenniff, Manhattan D.A. Candidate, Sees a City on the Brink

Thomas Kenniff, who is facing Alvin Bragg in the Nov. 2 election, has focused his campaign on a recent increase in some types of crime.

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Officers to Testify About Eric Garner’s Death in Long-Delayed Inquiry

“What really happened on that day?” Gwen Carr, Eric Garner’s mother, asked about her son’s death on Staten Island seven years ago.

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Bragg Set to Be Manhattan’s Next D.A., and a Potential Trump Scourge

With his main rival, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, conceding, Alvin Bragg is poised to lead the investigation into Donald J. Trump’s family business.

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What We Learned from the NYC Mayoral Primary Election

Eric Adams paced the field, while Maya Wiley was in second and Kathryn Garcia in third. Andrew Yang fizzled and dropped out of the race.

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Bragg Holds Lead in Manhattan District Attorney Primary

Alvin Bragg, a federal prosecutor, maintained a four-point lead over Tali Farhadian Weinstein. If elected, he would the first Black person to hold the office.

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Here Are the Democrats Running for Manhattan D.A.

Eight candidates are vying to take over the country’s largest local prosecutor’s office. The winner will inherit a potential Trump investigation.

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Farhadian Weinstein Is a Lightning Rod in Manhattan D.A. Race’s Lone Debate

Tali Farhadian Weinstein, who, along with Alvin Bragg, appears to be leading the Democratic field, was attacked over her finances and ads.

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Farhadian Weinstein a Lightning Rod in Manhattan D.A. Race’s Lone Debate

Tali Farhadian Weinstein, who, along with Alvin Bragg, appears to be leading the Democratic field, was attacked over her finances and ads.,

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2 Leading Manhattan D.A. Candidates Face the Trump Question

Alvin Bragg and Tali Farhadian Weinstein both have had dealings with President Donald J. Trump’s administration that Mr. Trump could try to use against them.

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A Trump Case Awaits. Who Is the Best Prosecutor for the Job?

Some candidates for Manhattan’s district attorney are agents of change who want to cut the police budget. Others are very comfortable with long-established established power networks.

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A Trump Case Awaits the Next Manhattan DA. Who Is the Best Prosecutor for the Job?

Some candidates for Manhattan’s district attorney are agents of change who want to cut the police budget. Others are very comfortable with long-established established power networks.

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Alvin Bragg Wins Endorsement for Manhattan D.A.

The career crime fighter would keep the public safe without returning to overly punitive practices of the past.

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Why Police Accountability Is Personal for This Manhattan D.A. Candidate

Alvin Bragg has had encounters with the police both in the streets and in the courts. He wants to change the system from within.

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