Prosecutors said they began reviewing Waithe’s case after he wrote them a letter last fall. He was convicted on the testimony of a woman who lived in the building where Waithe worked as security guard.
Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson’s office announced Monday that he will exonerate Derrick Hamilton, who served 21 years in prison on a wrongful conviction after saying he was framed by an allegedly crooked police detective.
The medical examiner’s office said Sunday that 28-year-old Akai Gurley died from a single bullet to the torso.
Police Commissioner William Bratton announced Monday that officers will now be allowed to issue simple summonses for certain low-level marijuana offenses, rather than making arrests.
The charge is in connection with an attack last month on three gay men who were dressed in women’s clothing and walking near Bushwick Avenue.
The Brooklyn district attorney has created a hate crimes unit to deal with a rise in reported racially and religiously motivated attacks across the borough.
Testifying for the first time, Louis Scarcella tried to minimize his role in the conviction of Rosean Hargrave for the 1991 killing of a correction officer in Crown Heights.
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.
Jonathan Germain, 22, was released without bail after his arraignment on charges of larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument.
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.
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.
Jonathan Fleming was freed Tuesday and cleared of a killing that happened when he was 1,100 miles away on a Disney World vacation.
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.
The Democratic nominee for Brooklyn district attorney wants to decriminalize marijuana. But others argue this strategy will overburden the criminal justice system.