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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Statement by Manhattan District Attorney and Prosecutors Against Gun Violence Co-Founder Cyrus Vance, Jr. on Mass Shootings in America
“Congress has outsourced federal gun policy to the NRA. The only way to disrupt what has become ritual slaughter is with gun controls based on public health and safety, not on the business interests of a single industry."
“The defendant systematically drained his victims’ trusts and estate funds over a period of more than a decade—and in one instance, embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars less than a month after his client’s death—all to finance his own lavish lifestyle.”
District Attorney Vance and NYPD Commissioner O’Neill Speak Out Against the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act on “60 Minutes”
District Attorney Vance said on the program: “I think it would be a disaster for New York City. And I think for major cities across the country… I wouldn’t presume to tell the residents of West Virginia what their gun laws should be."
“Cameron McDermott violated two women while they were unconscious and unable to protect themselves from his predatory abuse,” said District Attorney Vance.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., announced the guilty plea of Jorge Vargas, 31, a former paralegal who assisted with immigration cases, for stealing from clients of three law firms that employed him.
DA Vance and Police Commissioner O’Neill Announce Indictment of 17 Members of Violence Harlem Street Gang
Indictment Charges Members of “Lincoln Ova Everything” with Approximately 20 Violent Acts Including Shootings, Gunpoint Robbery Over Two-Year Span