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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

QUEENS MAN SENTENCED FOR BURGLARY

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Marquis Silvers was sentenced to 2 years in prison after pleading guilty to…

ARRAIGNED FOR OZONE PARK MURDER AFTER SHOOTING ACCOMPLICE INSTEAD OF INTENDED TARGET

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Richard Dixon was indicted by a grand jury and arraigned for murder and…

LONG ISLAND CITY MAN SENTENCED IN SHOOTING DEATH OF SCHOOL TEACHER WALKING HIS DOG

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Ike Ford was sentenced to 19 years in prison after pleading guilty to…

HUSBAND INDICTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER AFTER ALLEGEDLY MOWING DOWN WIFE WITH SUV AND STABBING HER

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Stephen Giraldo was indicted by a Queens grand jury on attempted murder, assault…

BRONX MAN SENTENCED AS PERSISTENT VIOLENT FELON FOLLOWING LONG ISLAND CITY SLASHING

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Bobby Dee Cruz was sentenced to 18 years-to-life in prison as a persistent…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON SEX TRAFFICKING AND FIREARMS CHARGES

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Troy Siddons was arraigned on charges of sex trafficking of a child, rape…

LITTLE NECK MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR KIDNAPPING AND ATTEMPTING TO STRANGLE WIFE

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Yaspal Persaud was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for kidnapping his…

MAN CHARGED AFTER SEARCH OF HOME TURNS UP WEAPONS ARSENAL AND DRUGS [PHOTO]

  Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Kevin Sygney was charged today with criminal possession of weapons and controlled…

DISTRICT ATTORNEY KATZ CREATES NEW PROSECUTORIAL DIVISION, ANNOUNCES SENIOR-LEVEL APPOINTMENTS

District Attorney Melinda Katz announced the creation of a division in her office that will be dedicated to investigating and…

January 12 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023 (Event has passed)

January 18 - Lunar New Year 2023 Celebration (Event has passed)

January 25 - Combatting Youth Exploitation and Trafficking Webinar (Event has passed)

Annual Reports

2021