Statement by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. on the Passing of Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown

May 4, 2019

“Judge Brown was an extraordinary lawyer who dedicated his life to public service.  I will remember him first as a friend.  He was always available for advice, often delivered with a wicked sense of humor.  And I will remember him also as a distinguished judge and the long serving District Attorney of Queens County, who cared deeply about his community and the system of justice he was so proud to serve.  I will miss him greatly.”