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Whatever your situation, background, immigration status or economic means; whether you are a third-generation Queens resident or someone who came here yesterday to provide your family a better life; whatever your gender identification or sexual orientation, Justice must always look the same.”

-Melinda Katz, Queens District Attorney

Brave JusticeBlazing the TrailA Bridge to Change

As Queens District Attorney, Melinda Katz brings a steady, community-centered approach to the office. A lifelong resident of the Borough, DA Katz has seen the many changes that have taken place as we’ve become a more cosmopolitan and diverse community, while still retaining the family-oriented values that have always defined us. Working with our communities to manage these new challenges, DA Katz knows that strong local engagement brings innovative ideas and creates a partnership that produces real results.

Brave Justice

Being brave means setting a bold course, not being afraid to take...Read more

Blazing the Trail

As a true trailblazer, DA Katz has discovered and implemented new ways...Read more

A Bridge to Change

Rising above the turbulent waters of our time, we are building bridges...Read more

Latest News

STATEMENT FROM QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT’S DECISION TO OVERTURN ROE V. WADE

A mere day after SCOTUS decided to put the lives of New Yorkers at risk by striking down our long-standing…

STATEMENT FROM QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY MELINDA KATZ ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT’S DECISION IN NEW YORK STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION INC. V. BRUEN

The Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen significantly hinders our ongoing efforts…

JURY CONVICTS DEFENDANT OF ASSAULT IN THE FIRST DEGREE FOR STABBING MAN WITH BROKEN BOTTLE FOLLOWING MINOR CAR ACCIDENT

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Robert Finley, 46, has been convicted at trial of assault in the…

QUEENS MAN SENTENCED TO 18 YEARS IN PRISON FOR NEAR FATAL SHOOTING OF FORMER COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jeffrey Thurston, 28, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for…

TWO MEN INDICTED ON ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES FOR ROBBING ELDERLY WOMEN AND STABBING GOOD SAMARITAN PIZZERIA OWNERS

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Supreme Gooding, 18, and Robert Whack, 30, have been indicted by a…

QUEENS RESIDENT CHARGED WITH MACHETE ATTACK THAT KILLED HIS 29-YEAR-OLD NEPHEW

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Mahadeo Sukhnandan, 50, has been charged with murder and criminal possession of…

QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER, ASSAULT AND OTHER CHARGES FOR ATTACKS ON SUBWAY AND IN BAKERY

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Donny Ubiera, 32, has been charged with attempted murder, assault and other…

DEFENDANT FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER IN DEATH OF NYPD DETECTIVE BRIAN SIMONSEN AND WOUNDING OF SECOND POLICE OFFICER DURING BOTCHED ROBBERY

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jagger Freeman, 28, has been convicted at trial of murder, robbery, assault…

DEFENDANT INDICTED BY GRAND JURY FOR SLAYING OF PAWN SHOP OWNER; VICTIM WAS REPEATEDLY STRUCK WITH BLUNT OBJECT

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Rodolfo Lopez-Portillo, 48, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury…

May 26 - Memorial Day Observance Ceremony (Event has passed)

June 14 - 2022 LGBTQ+ PRIDE Month Celebration (Event has passed)

June 15 - QUEENS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND QCWBA EVENT-"IMAGINE" (Event has passed)

Annual Reports

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