Brooklyn DA Recommends No Jail Time For Ex-Cop Peter Liang In Shooting Death Of Akai GurleyThe Brooklyn District Attorney’s office on Wednesday recommended that former NYPD Officer Peter Liang serve no jail time in the fatal shooting of a man in a Brooklyn building.
Brooklyn DA: Gun-Smuggling Ring Sold More Than 100 Weapons To Undercover CopEight people have been charged in a gun-running scheme to use cheap bus services to smuggle dozens of illegal guns across state lines into New York City.
Brooklyn DA: 25 Charged In Connection With Family-Run Heroin RingThompson said the operation, which was run out of a Williamsburg apartment, netted about $1.5 million last year.
13 Charged With Selling Drugs Near Brooklyn SchoolsThe suspects were arrested Wednesday after police executed search warrants at the Bushwick and Borinquen Plaza housing developments in East Williamsburg.
Brooklyn Landlords Accused Of Trashing Apartments ArrestedThe Israel brothers pleaded not guilty to charges of scheme to defraud, burglary, grand larceny, criminal mischief, unlawful eviction, offering a false instrument for filing and falsifying business records.
Brooklyn DA: Medicaid Fraud Ring Lured Poor Customers With Free SneakersThompson said recruiters would stake out homeless shelters, soup kitchens and welfare offices searching for people with Medicaid cards.
Man's 1987 Wrongful Burglary Conviction Vacated In BrooklynProsecutors 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 DA To Clear Convict Who Said He Was Framed By DetectiveBrooklyn 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.
Lawmakers Discuss Police Shooting Of Unarmed Brooklyn Man With ProsecutorsThe medical examiner's office said Sunday that 28-year-old Akai Gurley died from a single bullet to the torso.
NYPD To Begin Issuing Tickets For Low-Level Marijuana OffensesPolice 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.
Brooklyn DA Announces Indictment In Alleged Anti-Gay ShootingThe 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.
With Hate Crimes On The Rise, Brooklyn DA Launches New Unit 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.