New NYC Program Allows Low-Level Offenders To Avoid Jail Time By Taking An Art CourseA new program allows people arrested for minor offenses to avoid jail -- even a court appearance -- just by visiting a museum.
Longtime Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes Dead At 83Hynes was elected DA in 1990 and held the job for six terms -- through 2013.
Brooklyn DA Seeks To Protect Immigrants From Deportation For Low-Level CrimesThe Brooklyn District Attorney’s office has unveiled a new policy that changes the way some undocumented immigrants are prosecuted – so as to help keep them in the country.
Brooklyn DA Thompson Agrees To Pay Fine For Using Police Officers To Get His MealsBrooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson has agreed to pay a fine for using police officers to deliver his personal meals.
Authorities: Brooklyn Maraschino Cherry Company Owner Shot, Killed Himself During InvestigationInvestigators said the owner of a Brooklyn maraschino cherry warehouse shot and killed himself Tuesday, as he was being questioned on an environmental issue by investigators who later smelled marijuana.
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.
Brooklyn DA Investigates Video Which Appears To Show NYPD Officer Taking Money From Man During Stop-And-FriskThe alleged encounter at the Surfside Gardens Housing Project was caught on cellphone video.
No Criminal Charges Coming For Officers Who Shot And Killed Kimani Gray, 16No criminal charges will be coming for the officers involved in the shooting that killed a 16-year-old boy in Brooklyn last year – sparking massive protests.
New Brooklyn DA Policy May Allow Dismissal Of Many Low-Level Marijuana CasesUnder a new policy announced Tuesday, most of the thousands of people arrested on first-time, low-level marijuana charges will likely no longer be forced to go to court for cases that are often eventually dismissed anyway.
Family Who Lost Child In Brooklyn Car Crash Targeted By ScammerThe Ramnarine family said someone set up a fake fundraising website in their daughter's name following her death in a car accident on Sunday.
CBS 2 Exclusive: Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Charged With ForgeryDrivers come up with creative ways to avoid paying for parking, but a Brooklyn assistant district attorney may have taken things too far.
Thompson Blasts Hynes' Decision To Run For Brooklyn DA As RepublicanHe'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,
Thompson Hits Ground Running With Plan To Reform Brooklyn DA's OfficeKen 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.
End Of An Era: Thompson Halts Hynes' 24-Year Run As Brooklyn DAWith 98 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Thompson was leading with 55 percent of the vote.
DA: TJ Maxx Employee Raided Merchandise To Re-Sell At Own StoreCornell Poyser worked at the TJ Maxx in Oceanside, Long Island. Prosecutors said Poyser was caught on video loading his minivan full of clothes, luggage, shoes, perfume and other goods.