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2 Men Convicted Of Mistaken-Identity Killing In Brooklyn

Two men who mistook a man for a rival gang member have been convicted of stabbing him to death on a Brooklyn street, prosecutors said.

07/09/2014

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DA: Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Toll Collector Switched $24,000 With Counterfeit Bills

Jonathan Germain, 22, was released without bail after his arraignment on charges of larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

06/25/2014

Daniel St. Hubert appears in court on June 11, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Suspect Indicted In Brooklyn Elevator Stabbing Attack That Killed 6-Year-Old Boy

A man charged with stabbing a 6-year-old boy to death and critically injuring a 7-year-old girl inside an elevator in Brooklyn has been indicted for murder and other charges, authorities said Wednesday.

06/11/2014

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Wrongly Convicted Brooklyn Man Sues State For $25 Million After Serving 24 Years In Prison

Derrick Deacon was convicted in the 1989 shooting death of teenager during a robbery in a Flatbush apartment complex. He was freed on new evidence last year.

04/14/2014

Jonathan Fleming (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Man Exonerated After 24 Years In Prison: ‘I’m Gonna Live The Rest Of My Life’

Jonathan Fleming was freed Tuesday and cleared of a killing that happened when he was 1,100 miles away on a Disney World vacation.

04/08/2014

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson (credit: Brooklyn DA's Office)

Brooklyn DA Dropping ‘Bogus’ Charges Against Sex Abuse Whistleblower

Prosecutors say they’ll move to drop all charges against a Brooklyn man in a controversial extortion case involving a Hasidic Jewish religious leader.

03/07/2014

Kenneth Thompson (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Charles Hynes (brooklynda.org)

Thompson Beats Hynes In Brooklyn District Attorney Race

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.

11/05/2013

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Marijuana Takes Center Stage In Race For Brooklyn District Attorney

The Democratic nominee for Brooklyn district attorney wants to decriminalize marijuana. But others argue this strategy will overburden the criminal justice system.

10/25/2013

Charles Hynes (brooklynda.org/)

Thompson Blasts Hynes’ Decision To Run For Brooklyn DA As Republican

He’s not done yet. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes lost the Democratic primary and said that he would not seek re-election. Now he says he’s on the ballot and in it to win it,

10/08/2013

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

He’s In: Brooklyn DA Hynes To Run For Re-Election As Republican

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.

10/03/2013

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

Republicans, Conservatives Confident Hynes Can Still Win Brooklyn DA’s Race

Hynes lost to Kenneth Thompson, a former federal prosecutor, 55 percent to 45 percent in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary.

09/17/2013

Kenneth Thompson. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Thompson Hits Ground Running With Plan To Reform Brooklyn DA’s Office

Ken Thompson said he wants to crack down on identity theft with a cyber unit, and believes there is a role the office can play in the implementation of the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program.

09/12/2013

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes

All Quiet At Brooklyn DA’s Office A Day After Hynes Loses Re-Election Bid

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.

09/11/2013

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

End Of An Era: Thompson Halts Hynes’ 24-Year Run As Brooklyn DA

With 98 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Thompson was leading with 55 percent of the vote.

09/10/2013

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Nafissatou Diallo (credit: Mario Tama/Timothy A.Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Rules Housekeeper’s Lawsuit Against DSK Can Proceed

Bronx state Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon’s ruling kept alive the civil case that emerged from a May 2011 hotel-room encounter that also spurred now-dismissed criminal charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

05/01/2012

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