As Manhattan District Attorney, Cy Vance, Jr. has made the advancement of criminal justice reform part of the mission of the District Attorney's Office, right alongside our centuries-old founding mission of public safety.
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In the end, a Manhattan cop's badge didn't help her beat a drug trafficking rap. NYPD officer Nysia Stroud was convicted Thursday of drug possession and official misconduct.
The laborers were doing concrete work on the luxury Steinway Tower at 111 West 57th Street, a needlelike skyscraper set to open next year full of condominiums for some of the world’s wealthiest people.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said he would stop prosecuting cases of marijuana possession and smoking in public.
In a few months, most similar cases won't be prosecuted. On Tuesday, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced his office would decline to take up those cases, effective August 1.
Manhattan DA Announces It Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Possession to Correct Racial Disparity in Arrests
District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said the marijuana prosecutions will halt starting Aug. 1, other than in cases where there is a clear public safety concern, which, he predicts, will reduce the yearly marijuana prosecutions in Manhattan from 5,000 to 200.
DA Vance, Partners Announce Criminal Charges in Multimillion Dollar Wage Theft And Insurance Fraud Case
"My Office made a commitment to fight wage theft, which impacts employees across all industries, but is especially common in the construction business, where unscrupulous employers like the ones charged in today’s indictment are devising new and different ways to cheat and steal."