"Mayor-elect de Blasio could not have chosen a better police commissioner than Bill Bratton. He is an innovative leader who was responsible for cutting crime in the 1990s by modernizing the NYPD. Bill Bratton already has the respect of the men and women in the NYPD, as well as prosecutors."
DA Vance announced the sentencing of Kevin King to 25 years in state prison and 20 years of post-release supervision for raping a woman in the stairwell of a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) building on the Lower East Side in 2012. On November 6, 2013, the defendant pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to Rape in the First Degree.
DA Vance announced the sentencing of Christopher Buxo to nine years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision for setting fire to four cars and an apartment lobby on the Upper West Side in February 2009. On October 23, 2013, the defendant pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to the top count in the indictment, Arson in the Second Degree, and one count each of Arson in the Third Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.
DA Vance announced the sentencing of Tony Perry to 3-to-6 years in state prison for using a variation of the “Eyeglasses Scam” to rob a 26-year-old man in Midtown Manhattan. On September 3, 2013, a trial jury in New York State Supreme Court found Perry guilty of both counts in the indictment against him: Robbery in the Third Degree and Fraudulent Accosting.