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November 15, 2019

D.A. Vance: All Defendants Convicted of Manslaughter For East Village Building Explosion Click For More

“As construction and development continues to boom, today’s guilty verdict puts property owners, contractors, and managers on notice: my Office will pursue criminal charges against those who place expediency and financial gain over life and limb."

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November 12, 2019

D.A. Vance Urges Passage of “Vehicular Violence Accountability Act” in Streetsblog Op-Ed Click For More

The Vehicular Violence Accountability Act would fix fundamentally broken laws so that more drivers who injure or kill can be held accountable.

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November 8, 2019

Mount Sinai Medical-Legal Partnership Expands Legal Services for Neediest Patients Click For More

“We can deliver greater public safety and healthier communities if we prevent young people from coming into contact with the justice system in the first place. This is why, through our Criminal Justice Investment Initiative, we have partnered with Mount Sinai, The Legal Aid Society, and other leading organizations to provide the services and support necessary to help disadvantaged children and families succeed."

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November 8, 2019

City Expands Award-Winning, Nationally Recognized Supervised Release Program in Response to State Bail Reform Click For More

Manhattan D.A. Vance to provide $100 million to launch the expansion with funds forfeited in D.A.’s investigations against major banks City Council to pledge $7 million in funding NEW YORK—In anticipation of new State bail reform measures, New York City will launch an expansion of its successful Supervised Release program as a proven alternative judges

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November 4, 2019

Statement by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., on NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill’s Service to New York City Click For More

New York City is a safer and more just place thanks to his leadership as Police Commissioner. His neighborhood policing approach, which my office strongly supports, has helped drive record-low crime even lower across our city."

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October 30, 2019

DA Vance Delivers Remarks at Press Conference Announcing Vehicular Violence Accountability Act Click For More

"We’re here today at a moment in time when, overall, our City and State have never been safer. But at this moment when other types of crime are dropping to historic lows across New York, we are experiencing an epidemic of vehicular violence that has killed 28 of our Manhattan neighbors year-to-date, and injured thousands more. A New Yorker today is more likely to be killed by a car than with a knife or a gun."

Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Manhattan District Attorney's Office2 days ago
In 2015, a gas explosion in the East Village leveled 121 Second Ave and killed two New Yorkers.

Today, the people responsible for killing Nicholas Figueroa and Moises Locon were convicted of manslaughter.