I joined Governor Kathy Hochul this week for the signing of a legislative package to extend protections against human trafficking in our city and state. This heinous crime remains one of the most underreported and Queens is especially vulnerable as the home to two major airports and a large immigrant population… (continued)
My office charged an unlicensed acupuncturist this week with assault, reckless endangerment and unauthorized practice of a profession… (continued)
Deed theft isn’t new, but it’s happening far too often with serious repercussions for those impacted… (continued)
After clearly identifying himself as a police officer, an off-duty cop was attacked recently while trying to make an arrest. The charges against the assailants — first degree assault and strangulation — reflect the seriousness of the aggression against him… (continued)
New York’s Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO), or “Red Flag” law, prevents individuals who show signs of being a threat to themselves or others from legally purchasing or possessing a firearm… (continued)
Fairness in the criminal justice system means we must re-evaluate cases when credible new evidence of actual innocence or wrongful conviction emerges. I filed motions this week with defense attorneys to vacate three wrongful convictions… (continued)
The Merchants Business Improvement Program, created by my office in conjunction with the NYPD and local business owners to combat retail theft and repeat shoplifting, has seen positive results since its launch in 2021. I announced the program’s expansion this week to every precinct in Queens… (continued)
I announced a 50-count grand jury indictment this week against a doctor charged with sexually abusing three patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens hospital and drugging and raping three other women in his Queens home… (continued)
I had the pleasure of taking part in six National Night Out events on Tuesday. It was great to see so many families, children and seniors enjoying an evening of games, food, refreshments and music… (continued)
My office is committed to keeping guns off our streets and holding drivers of crime accountable… (continued)
With car thieves and those stealing auto parts like catalytic converters, tires and even air bags getting more brazen, my Auto Crime Unit is working tirelessly to protect your property from these criminals…(continued)
The recent shooting incidents on the streets of Queens have left our communities in shock and disbelief…(continued)
Small businesses are essential to our borough’s growth and prosperity. That’s why it’s important to ensure a safe environment for local merchants, their employees, and consumers…(continued)
I will not allow our neighborhoods to be turned not dumping grounds. When Council Member Nantasha Williams reached out about going after illegal dumpers, we responded with a detailed investigation that featured hidden cameras. (Continued).
The long-overdue modernization of the Queens County Supreme Court Criminal Term was unveiled this week. The upgrades provide an improved experience for everyone (continued).
We arrested eight people this week who are accused of operating a major gun and drug trafficking ring in and around Rufus King Park in Southeast Queens…(continued)
Two young men in separate cases are alleged to have tragically killed three people in horrific car crashes that should have never happened. (continued)
A wild shootout on the streets of Queens sent bullets flying into a yeshiva and parked cars. And in another example of senseless gun violence, an off-duty police officer was shot in a botched carjacking (continued).
As we celebrate the unofficial start of summer this holiday weekend, we should not lose sight of the fact that Memorial Day is dedicated to paying homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice (continued).
Every week I update you on the gangs we prosecute, the guns we get off the streets and the human traffickers we send to prison. (Continued).