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February 27, 2019

Testimony Before City Council on Marijuana Legalization: Equity and Justice for NYC Click For More

"It is my view that marijuana legalization can be done safely, and it will bring us one step closer to right-sizing the criminal justice system."

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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.


Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Manhattan District Attorney's Office3 days ago
Red Flag Laws recognize that we have to *prevent* gun violence, not just prosecute it after the fact when people are already wounded or killed. New York’s “Red Flag Law” becomes effective this weekend, thanks to bill sponsors Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon and advocates like New Yorkers Against Gun Violence who did not rest until our state enacted this life-saving legislation. #EndGunViolence