Charles Hynes

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes announces expansion of Safe Stop program, August 5, 2013. (credit: Brooklyn DA)

Brooklyn ‘Safe Stop’ Program Expands To 35 More Businesses

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.

08/05/2013

Gun Buyback Announcement

Gun Buyback Programs Planned For All Of City’s 5 Boroughs

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.

07/28/2013

Some of the pit bulls that authorities say were rescued from a dog fighting operation in Brooklyn. (credit: AC&C)

AC&C: Pit Bulls Rescued From Brooklyn Dog Fighting Operation Ready For Adoption

The dogs were removed from a home back in May, where authorities found kennels, treadmills, syringes and a stick used to break a dog’s grip on another animal or object, according to Animal Care & Control of NYC.

07/23/2013

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.  (file/credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Report: Brooklyn D.A. Releases Names Of Orthodox Jews Convicted In Child Sex-Abuse Cases

The Kol Tzedek program, which was created to help Orthodox Jews come forward about abuse within their community has led to the pursuit of 118 cases.

07/21/2013

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.  (file/credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Brooklyn DA: No Sense In Forced Premature Retirement

Americans are living longer, and now, some New Yorkers are calling for a new attitude toward older adults.

07/14/2013

A cat that authorities say was found burned at the Tompkins Houses in Brooklyn on May 24, 2013. (credit: Kings County District Attorney's Office)

$1K Reward Offered After Cat Found Burned In Brooklyn

The orange tabby stray cat had been living in the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant when a resident found it on the 12th floor stairwell last month and called police.

06/28/2013

Dog seized in alleged Brooklyn dog-fighting operation. (Credit: Brooklyn DA's office)

Brooklyn DA: Man Indicted For Training Dogs For Dog Fighting

Leslie Alexander, 39, faces dozens of charges for torturing and injuring animals as well as criminal possession of a weapon, DA Charles Hynes said Tuesday.

06/18/2013

Daniel Ignacio (CBS 2)

Judge Sentences Convicted Bensonhurst Arsonist To 25 Years To Life

Daniel Ignacio, 31, was convicted last month on five counts of murder, arson and other charges for intentionally setting the 2010 blaze.

04/04/2013

Dr. Oleg Davie  (credit: Handout via Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Brooklyn Doctor Charged In Woman’s Liposuction Death

Dr. Oleg Davie faces second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and other charges in connection with the death of 51-year-old Isel Pineda.

03/28/2013

Julio Acevedo (credit: NYPD)

DA: More Charges For Accused Williamsburg Hit-And-Run Driver

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.

03/19/2013

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes

Brooklyn DA Hynes Launches Collaborative Healthcare Fraud Division, Could Save Millions

DA Charles Hynes kicked off the program by announcing the indictment of Dr. Naveed Ahmad of Brooklyn, who is accused of cheating Medicaid and Medicare of at least $500,000 and perhaps millions more, according to prosecutors.

02/25/2013

Nechemya Weberman Leaving Court Dec. 6, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Orthodox Counselor Nechemya Weberman Gets 103 Years In Sex Abuse Case

Weberman said “no thank you” when asked if he wished to speak. He and his wife had no visible reaction to the sentence.

01/22/2013

Gun Buy Back

Brooklyn DA Hosts Gun Buy-Back, Says No Legislation Could Have Stopped CT Massacre

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said Saturday that no piece of legislation could have prevented the massacre that left 20 children and eight adults dead in Newtown, Conn.

12/15/2012

Facebook Logo (credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook Used To Take Down TBO Gang In Brooklyn

Some accused violent gang members in Brooklyn now face charges after ‘friending’ the wrong people.

12/12/2012

Nechemya Weberman Leaving Court Dec. 6, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Ultra-Orthodox Leader Found Guilty On Child Sex Abuse Charges

Brooklyn ultra-Orthodox Jewish leader Nechemya Weberman became a convicted pedophile Monday, when a jury found him guilty on 60 counts of child sex abuse.

12/10/2012

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