Brooklyn District Attorney
Prosecutors say they’ll move to drop all charges against a Brooklyn man in a controversial extortion case involving a Hasidic Jewish religious leader.
Kenneth Thompson was elected district attorney in Brooklyn Tuesday night, defeating longtime incumbent Charles “Joe” Hynes, who refused to accept defeat after a bruising Democratic primary.
Charles Hynes, who’s served as Brooklyn’s top prosecutor for 24 years, lost in the Democratic primary to Kenneth Thompson. He had said he would not actively campaign after losing.
Charles Hynes has been Kings County District Attorney for 24 years. No sitting DA had been voted out of office in New York City since 1955.
As police held two suspects in the shooting that killed a toddler in Brownsville, Brooklyn, a crowd rallied in the neighborhood to stop the violence Sunday.
According to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, Patrick and Joanne Panettieri allegedly defrauded more than 100 immigrant Asian families out of thousands of dollars.
The innocent music box jingle and the colorful advertisements for frozen treats were concealing some seedy transactions inside an ice cream truck in Brooklyn, prosecutors said.
There are now a total of 253 stores borough-wide that bear the Safe Stop decals, which invite anyone who is being harassed or followed or who feels unsafe on the street to drop in for help.
On the heels of at least four shootings this weekend, 10 gun buyback programs will take place over 12 months in all five boroughs of New York City.
Americans are living longer, and now, some New Yorkers are calling for a new attitude toward older adults.
A father’s heartbreak at a shooting that gravely wounded his daughter was compounded Sunday evening, by a cruel reaction attributed to the teenage boy charged in the shooting.
Dr. Oleg Davie faces second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and other charges in connection with the death of 51-year-old Isel Pineda.
Julio Acevedo, 44, has been charged with second degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, in addition to previous charges, according to the DA’s office.
The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office said a jury on Wednesday convicted 36-year-old Angus Pascall on charges of rape, predatory sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
Edward Pride, 49, was convicted in July of successfully holding up a Brooklyn Heights branch of the bank in February 2011.