Manhattan DA: Some Minor Offenses No Longer Criminal


July 1, 2017 | New York Law Journal

Manhattan DA: Some Minor Offenses No Longer CriminalThe Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced Friday that it will not prosecute most “turnstile jumping” cases and minor drug offenses, effectively eliminating 20,000 criminal cases a year. “The criminal prosecution of these low-level, non-violent offenses should not be a part of a reformed 21st-century justice system,”…