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May 29, 2020

D.A. Vance and 39 Prosecutors Condemn Murder of George Floyd and Police Violence Click For More

"We demand accountability from police and our fellow prosecutors, and we demand systemic change – and commit to bringing about these changes in our own communities," the prosecutors wrote. "There have been some strides made, but not nearly enough as the body count at the hands of violent police officers continues to rise in cities across this nation."

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April 9, 2020

D.A. Vance to Deliver $10 Million to New York State Following Investigation Into Christie’s Auction House Click For More

“Thanks to our unique expertise and our prosecutors’ hard work, the Manhattan D.A.’s Office is again delivering millions of dollars in badly-needed revenue to the people of New York."

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March 13, 2020

D.A. Vance Announces Trial Conviction of Five Corrections Officers for Illegal Strip Searches of Female Visitors at Manhattan Detention Complex Click For More

"It is my hope that today’s convictions serve as a warning – regardless of whether the perpetrator is an inmate or an officer, illegal behavior in Manhattan’s jails will not be tolerated.”

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March 11, 2020

D.A. Vance: Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison Click For More

“We thank the court for imposing a sentence that puts sexual predators and abusive partners in all segments of society on notice,” said District Attorney Vance.

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February 24, 2020

D.A. Vance: Harvey Weinstein Convicted at Trial Click For More

“Dawn Dunning, Miriam Haley, Jessica Mann, Annabella Sciorra, Tarale Wulff, Lauren Young. Meghan Hast, Joan Illuzzi. These are the eight women who changed the course of history in the fight against sexual violence. These are eight women who pulled our justice system into the 21st century by declaring that rape is rape, and sexual assault is sexual assault, no matter what. Rape is rape, whether it’s committed by a stranger in a dark alley or by an intimate partner in a relationship. It’s rape, whether it’s committed by an indigent person or a man of immense power, prestige, and privilege. Rape is rape whether the survivor reports it within the next hour, within a year, or never at all. It’s rape, despite the complicated dynamics of power and consent after an assault. It’s rape even if there is no physical evidence. Even if it happened a long time ago."

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February 19, 2020

D.A. Vance, Police Commissioner Shea Announce Indictment of Two for Murder of Tessa Majors Click For More

“While a criminal process will never fully heal the unimaginable pain suffered by Tessa Majors’ family and friends, this indictment is a significant step forward on the path to justice,” said District Attorney Vance.

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D.A. Vance: "Untested rape kits cannot and will not sit on shelves collecting dust during the coronavirus pandemic." #TestEveryKit