After spending a full 25-year sentence in prison for a crime he did not commit, a Bronx, New York, man was exonerated by the first prosecutorial conviction review unit on the East Coast.
D.A. Vance and Police Commissioner Shea Announce Takedown of Gun Traffickers Who Sold 40 Pistols, Revolvers, and Assault Rifles
“My Office and our courageous partners in the NYPD’s Firearms Suppression Division have already taken more than 1,800 trafficked guns off New York City’s streets, but there’s an urgent need to discourage these merchants of death from doing business here in the first place."
“Crimes committed by members of law enforcement threaten the essential public trust that our communities place in us, and will be vigorously prosecuted by my Office’s Public Corruption Unit.”
“A prosecutor’s job is not just to seek convictions, but to seek justice,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.
“New York City is a global leader in trauma sciences and services, but there is a massive gap when it comes to serving marginalized New Yorkers who are survivors of crime,” said District Attorney Vance.
"Boys’ Club is also one of our most active partners on the East Harlem Youth Opportunity Hub, which has served hundreds since its 2017 launch. Our Criminal Justice Investment Initiative funded the East Harlem hub and four other hubs dedicated to enhancing positive outcomes for our young people."