"The two goals of justice and safety are not opposed to each other. They are inextricably linked. We deserve and demand both, and that has been the focus of my career, and indeed, my life."
Manhattan's new district attorney, Alvin Bragg, says he wants only people who commit the most serious offenses to wait in jail for trial.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg talks about his first month in office and where the office will focus its prosecutions and responds to the new NYPD commissioner's concerns.
Newly sworn-in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg released an internal policy memo this week outlining criminal offenses he will no longer prosecute, including fare beating, marijuana misdemeanors, resisting arrest, trespassing, and prostitution — as long as they do not accompany other felonies.