Brave Justice

Blazing the Trail

                                     A Bridge to Change

Brave Justice

Blazing the Trail

A Bridge to Change

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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

DA KATZ SEIZES UNLICENSED MOBILE CANNABIS DISPENSARY IN SUNNYSIDE

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced the takedown of an illegal cannabis dispensary operating out of a converted school bus…

HOLLIS MAN CHARGED WITH WEAPON POSSESSION AFTER GUN, AMMUNITION, KNIVES FOUND IN CAR AFTER TRAFFIC STOP

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Judd Sanson was arraigned on charges of criminal possession of a weapon and…

NEARLY 100 ILLEGALLY PARKED SCOOTERS SEIZED BY DA’S OFFICE AND NYPD

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced the seizure of 99 scooters parked illegally on the sidewalk and in the street…

DISTRICT ATTORNEY KATZ WELCOMES SUMMER INTERNS

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz welcomed 64 law school and college students for the start of an enriching nine-week summer…

ALABAMA MAN CHARGED AFTER ELDERLY WOMAN KILLED IN 2021 HIT-AND-RUN NEAR THE SHOPS AT ATLAS PARK

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Edward Garzon was arraigned on charges of leaving the scene of a deadly…

SUBWAY ATTACKER PLEADS GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR BRUTAL ASSAULT THAT LEFT WOMAN BLIND IN ONE EYE

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Waheed Foster has pleaded guilty to attempted murder for the violent, unprovoked assault…

MOTORCYCLE RIDER CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE FOR SHOOTING TWO POLICE OFFICERS

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Bernardo Raul Castro Mata has been charged with two counts of attempted murder…

FLORIDA MAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGE IN 2009 COLD CASE KILLING OF HIS UNCLE IN RIDGEWOOD

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Anthony Scalici was indicted by a grand jury and arraigned today on a…

CHARGES FOR BOTH LIQUOR STORE OWNER AND TWO ALLEGED SHOPLIFTERS AFTER INCIDENTS ON WYCKOFF AVENUE

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Edwin Poaquiza and Kevin Pullatasi are charged with petit larceny for allegedly stealing…