“We are using funds seized in our investigations against major banks to close the gaps that cause vulnerable young New Yorkers to fall through the cracks and become targets for traffickers,” said District Attorney Vance.
"This horrific case illustrates why my Office fought so hard for the passage of the Child Sex Trafficking Act last year."
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.