Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Antoine Sheppard, 52, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on attempted murder, drug charges and other crimes for allegedly intentionally slamming into a police car and shoving it with so much force that it nearly struck a detective standing…

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Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Vedeyah Badal, 56, has been charged with grand larceny and other crimes for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from her employer for a third of the 22 years she worked at an interior and exterior demolition company in Maspeth, Queens. Between 2012 and 2019, the defendant in…

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Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jessica Beauvais, 32, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter and other crimes for allegedly driving while intoxicated and striking a New York City Highway Police Officer on the Long Island Expressway in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 27, 2021.   District Attorney Katz…

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Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Danezja Kilpatrick, 23, has been charged with murder in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon and other crimes for allegedly killing her son and daughter. The 46-day-old babies were found dead in the mother’s apartment in Woodside, Queens, Thursday afternoon. District Attorney Katz said, “This…

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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week has been commemorated by this office for the past 14 years. It is a time to inform members of the public of our commitment to serve all victims of crime, as well as to acknowledge the achievements in victim services and allied professions, and to remember the lives we have…

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Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Harpreet Singh, 20, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and other crimes for allegedly driving while intoxicated, running a red light and crashing into two vehicles. A male passenger in the defendant’s car was injured and killed in the early morning collisions on Wednesday,…

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I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that my office is currently requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified applicants to implement the Queens Community Violence Prevention Project… (continued)

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Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Frank Cavalluzzi, 55, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on attempted murder, attempted assault and other charges for allegedly attacking peaceful demonstrators in Whitestone, Queens in June 2020. Videos of the peaceful demonstration that turned into a panicked spree…

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April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month, an annual effort to raise public awareness of these crimes and educate the public on prevention methods. My office is committed to helping survivors break the silence surrounding rape and sexual assault allegations, which remain some of the most under-reported crimes… (Continued)

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After a thorough investigation that included consultation with two medical experts and an NYPD expert in Physical Training and Tactics, interviews with multiple officers and Sircarlyle Arnold, and extensive review of NYPD Body Worn Camera footage, my office’s Public Corruption Bureau has determined there were no violations of Administrative Code 10-181 during Mr. Arnold’s arrest…

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Dear Friends and Neighbors, It is important to me that you know about a scam that is affecting so many of our seniors here in Queens County. Seniors are being targeted on a daily basis by sophisticated phone scammers pretending to be a grandchild or other loved one in trouble and needing cash for bail.…

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