A building owner, plumber and contractor were convicted of manslaughter Friday for causing a 2015 explosion in Manhattan’s East Village that killed two men and injured more than a dozen people.
The bill was the result of a recommendation by a grand jury established by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance earlier this year. The group spoke with victims of traffic violence, transportation officials and advocacy groups.
Drivers who cause injurious or fatal crashes could face tougher penalties under a new bill drafted by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s office that cracks down on reckless motorists.
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.