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JUNE 25, 2020

DA KATZ: RETIRED POLICE OFFICER WHO ALLEGEDLY FIRED SHOT INSIDE HOWARD BEACH RESTAURANT CHARGED WITH ASSAULT IN THE FIRST DEGREE Staten Island Defendant Allegedly Hit Innocent Bystander with Stray Bullet; Faces Up to 25 Years in Prison if Convicted

DISTRICT ATTORNEY KATZ: POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED AGGRAVATED STRANGULATION FOR ALLEGEDLY USING ILLEGAL CHOKEHOLD ON MAN DURING ARREST Viral Video Allegedly Shows Queens Man Choked Until He Lost Consciousness; First Officer in State Charged with Recently-Enacted Law Banning Chokeholds; Suspended Officer Now Faces 7 Years in Prison if Convicted

ARRAIGNMENT UPDATE

JUNE 24, 2020 LONG ISLAND MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING OF 7-YEAR-OLD GIRL FROM HER FLUSHING HOME Defendant Allegedly Entered Through Front Door and Pulled Sleeping Girl From Bed; Faces Up to 25 Years in Prison if Convicted
JUNE 23, 2020 QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY FILES JOINT MOTION WITH DEFENSE TO VACATE CONVICTION OF INNOCENT MAN Re-Investigation by District Attorney Melinda Katz's Conviction Integrity Unit Determined Defendant Did Not Commit 1994 Murder
JUNE 22, 2020 QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ ANNOUNCES THE OFFICE'S VIOLENT CRIMINAL ENTERPRISES BUREAU
JUNE 17, 2020 QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ HOSTS BRAVE JUSTICE: INAUGURAL SUMMER INTERNSHIP FOR STUDENTS Program Welcomes 54 Law Students and 12 College Students; Paid Internship Will Practice Social Distancing With Hybrid Schedule
JUNE 15, 2020 QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ LAUNCHES HATE CRIMES BUREAU
JUNE 11, 2020 QUEENS MAN SENTENCED TO UP TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR KILLING FEMALE ROOMMATE IN RIDGEWOOD Defendant Convicted of Manslaughter Following Bench Trial in February; Victim Was Stabbed to Death in 2016
JUNE 9, 2020 STATEMENT REGARDING CHOKEHOLDS AND OTHER RESTRAINING TECHNIQUES
JUNE 8, 2020 QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ INTRODUCES THE OFFICE'S MAJOR ECONOMIC CRIMES BUREAU
  QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH HATE CRIMES FOR SHOOTING AT VICTIMS WHO WERE DRIVING IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD Defendant Charged With Attempted Murder and Assault as Hate Crimes; Faces Up to 25 Years in Prison if Convicted
JUNE 4, 2020 WHITESTONE MAN SEEN ON VIRAL VIDEOS ATTACKING BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTERS WHILE WEARING 4-BLADE KNIFE CLAW CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER IN QUEENS After Chasing Demonstrators on Foot, Defendant Allegedly Jumped in Vehicle and Drove on Sidewalk Pursuing Peaceful Protesters as They Ran For Safety; During Attack Defendant Allegedly Yelled "I Will Kill You"; If Convicted Defendant Faces Up to 25 Years in Prison
JUNE 3, 2020 QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR SHOOTING AT POLICE OFFICERS IN FAR ROCKAWAY Defendant Allegedly Fired Shots That Riddled Vehicle Occupied By NYPD Officers; Faces Up to 40 Years to Life in Prison if Convicted
JUNE 1, 2020 STATEMENT OF QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ IN SUPPORT OF REPEALING THE LOITERING LAW IN REGARDS TO PROSTITUTION
COVID-19 and the Opioid Epidemic
QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ ANNOUNCES A HOUSING AND WORKER PROTECTION BUREAU




 


 
 
 
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