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February 7, 2019

Written Testimony for City Council Committees on Public Safety and the Justice System Oversight Hearing on Police Discipline and District Attorney Reports Click For More

"Chairman Richards, Chairman Lancman, and members of the Committees on Public Safety and the Justice System, thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony for the City Council’s oversight hearing on police discipline and District Attorney reports."

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October 25, 2018

Written Testimony by Chief Assistant District Attorney Karen Friedman-Agnifilo for City Council Committee on Justice System Oversight Hearing on Pay Parity and Retention Rates for ADAs and Public Defenders Click For More

"To ensure justice and fairness without fear or favor, prosecutors and indigent defense agencies must be able to recruit and retain the brightest legal minds."

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October 24, 2018

DA Vance Delivers Keynote Remarks at NYS Corrections and Youth Services Association Symposium in Albany, NY Click For More

"Law enforcement should firmly and finally acknowledge that when we play a role in sending someone to prison, we own some of the responsibility for what happens when they get out."

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September 27, 2018

Testimony of Karen Friedman-Agnifilo, Chief Assistant District Attorney New York City Council Committee on the Justice System “Cost of Justice” Click For More

"I thank the Committee on the Justice System for the opportunity to submit written testimony regarding the “Cost of Justice,” a topic of critical importance to promoting fairness in the criminal justice system.

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September 12, 2018

DA Vance Moves to Dismiss 3,000 Marijuana Cases in Manhattan Criminal Court Click For More

As Your Honor knows, we stand here today to address the more than 3,000 open Criminal Court bench warrants for cases my Office no longer prosecutes: marijuana possession and smoking, under Penal Laws 221.10(1), a class B misdemeanor, or PL 221.05, a violation.

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September 10, 2018

DA Vance Delivers Remarks at the International Association of Prosecutors Conference in Johannesburg Click For More

Today in the United States, prosecutorial independence is under attack as at few times in our nation's history. And the principal reason is not hard to discern: we have a President with very expansive views of his power, who chafes under constitutional and normative restraints, and who is himself under investigation.


Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Manhattan District Attorney's Office3 days ago
"In the final days of session, Gov. Cuomo and state legislators must correct staggering inequities and promote public safety by passing the Marijuana Revenue and Taxation Act." #MarijuanaJustice ⚖️

Albany County District Attorney's Office
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