Monthly Archives: March 2021

D.A. Vance: Brandon Elliot Charged with Hate Crimes for Brutal Attack 65-Year-Old Asian-American Woman in Midtown

“Mr. Elliot is accused of brutally shoving, kicking, and stomping a 65-year-old mother to the ground after telling her that she didn’t belong here,” said District Attorney Vance. “Let me be clear: this brave woman belongs here. Asian-American New Yorkers belong here. Everyone belongs here. Attacks against Asian-American New Yorkers are attacks against all New Yorkers, and my Office will continue to stand against hate in all its forms.

D.A. Vance Delivers Remarks on Crimes Against Asian-American New Yorkers at NYPD Press Conference

Mr. Elliot is accused of brutally shoving, kicking, and stomping a 65-year-old mother to the ground – after telling her that she didn’t belong here. Let me be clear: this brave woman belongs here. Asian-American New Yorkers belong here. Everyone belongs here. Attacks against Asian-American New Yorkers are attacks against all New Yorkers, and my Office will continue to stand against hate in all its forms.

Testimony before City Council Public Safety Committee: FY22 Budget & Oversight Hearings

Good afternoon Chair Adams and members of the Committee on Public Safety. Thank you for the invitation to speak today about my Office’s Fiscal Year 2022 Preliminary Budget. Over the past eleven years, I am proud to have had the opportunity to appear before the City Council on numerous occasions to discuss my Office’s contributions to public safety in Manhattan and New York City. The critical support we receive each year from the City Council and the Mayor’s Office has helped us implement a wide range of criminal justice reforms over the years and to become digital innovators.

D.A. Vance Launches New York’s First D.A. “Data Dashboard” in Groundbreaking Move Toward Transparency in Criminal Justice

“In this moment of unparalleled interest in the work of local prosecutors, our new Data Dashboard affirms our Office’s deep commitment to providing greater transparency and accountability to the communities we serve,” said District Attorney Vance.