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

SOUTH OZONE PARK MAN INDICTED FOR MURDER IN SHOOTING DEATH OF 24-YEAR-OLD AT BIRTHDAY PARTY IN 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Curtis Benjamin was indicted by a grand jury and arraigned today on murder,…

QUEENS VILLAGE MAN INDICTED FOR FATALLY STABBING STRANGER IN DELI

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Jahshua Kelley was indicted by a grand jury and arraigned today on murder,…

JAMAICA RESIDENT SENTENCED TO 36 YEARS IN PRISON FOR FATAL SHOOTING IN JANUARY 2020 AND SECOND HOMICIDE IN APRIL 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Ashik Zaman was sentenced today to 36 years in prison for killing a…

ALLEGED VANDAL CHARGED WITH FELONY HATE CRIME AFTER TARGETED ATTACK ON RELIGIOUS STATUE IN FRONT OF CATHOLIC CHURCH

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Jamshaid Choudhry has been charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime and…

LONG ISLAND MAN SENTENCED TO THREE TO NINE YEARS FOR STEALING ELDERLY WOMAN’S EAST ELMHURST HOME

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Marcus Wilcher was sentenced today to three to nine years in prison for…

SIX PEOPLE INDICTED FOR ATTEMPTED GANG ASSAULT OF POLICE OFFICERS WHO WERE CHECKING ON WELFARE OF UNATTENDED CHILDREN OUTSIDE LONG ISLAND CITY HOTEL

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that six people were arraigned on a grand jury indictment charging them with attempted…

HOLLIS MAN INDICTED ON GUN CHARGES AFTER CACHE OF WEAPONS FOUND IN CAR DURING TRAFFIC STOP IN EAST ELMHURST

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Judd Sanson has been indicted by a grand jury and arraigned on charges…

REPUTED GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR DEADLY SHOOTING OF CORONA TEEN

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Dennis Vassilenko, a member of the Crips 8 Trey gang, was sentenced to…

FOREST HILLS MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER IN BEATING OF WOODSIDE DELI WORKER

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Osvel Diaz was arraigned on a criminal complaint charging him with attempted murder…