Over the unprecedented past year, New York City and our nation have experienced immense suffering and trauma due to a series of crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic racism in our society, and an alarming rise in gun violence in our metropolitan cities. These crises have brought into sharp relief our society’s inequalities, particularly in our justice system, and the role we, as prosecutors, must play to bring about much-needed change.
“While diamonds may be forever, this flawed scheme was not, and now Mr. Modi will face the clarity of a New York Supreme Court indictment,” said District Attorney Vance.
As state and local governments across the country seek to improve public safety and social justice, while also confronting the fiscal challenges raised by the pandemic, collaboration is more important than ever.
“Our laws are fundamentally broken when it takes the death of a fellow New Yorker to get a driver with a history of reckless conduct off the road, as is demonstrated in this case,” said District Attorney Vance.