Since a diversion program, Project Reset, started in Manhattan, district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. says that prosecutions for low-level offenses have halved.
A judge on Thursday found an ex-NYPD cop guilty of assaulting a mentally ill homeless teen while he was handcuffed — then lying about it on police paperwork and to his supervisors.
A Manhattan karate instructor pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing four young girls and possessing a trove of child porn documenting the sick acts.
"A Manhattan man was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison Friday for sodomizing an 11-year-old girl more than two decades ago. Investigators in 2017 were able to tie William Dixon, 61, to the sick 1993 attack after testing an old sex assault evidence kit."
"A 35-year-old Princeton graduate dubbed the "Ivy League Killer" was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison Friday for fatally shooting his hedge fund manager father after having his allowance reduced, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said. Thomas Gilbert Jr. was convicted in June for killing his father, Thomas Gilbert Sr., 70, in his parents’ luxury Midtown Manhattan apartment on Jan. 4, 2015."
"Nearly five years ago, Thomas Gilbert Jr. showed up unannounced at his parents’ Midtown Manhattan apartment and asked to speak alone with his father about business. Minutes later, his father, a hedge fund manager, lay dead with a gunshot to his head and Mr. Gilbert was running from the police [...] A jury found Mr. Gilbert, 35, guilty of second-degree murder and gun charges in late June, rejecting an insanity defense. And on Friday, a state judge in Manhattan, Melissa Jackson, sentenced him to life in prison, with a possibility of parole after 30 years..."