Weekly Newsletters

Your Weekly Update – February 2, 2024

February 2, 2024

The Crime Strategies and Intelligence Bureau I created launches investigations every day to proactively find illegal weapons and prevent tragedies before they occur. My office recently secured an indictment against two brothers after a six-month investigation led to the discovery of an arsenal of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and ghost guns, including assault rifles, inside their…

Your Weekly Update – January 26, 2024

January 26, 2024

My office handles roughly 3,000 cases per year involving vehicular collisions and we are increasingly finding them to be criminal in nature. To combat this trend, I created a dedicated Vehicular Homicide Unit… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – January 19, 2024

January 19, 2024

My office secured the indictment of five defendants this week on gun and drug charges following a six-month investigation into a trafficking operation in Far Rockaway… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – January 12, 2024

January 12, 2024

From expanding gun violence prevention efforts to cracking down on retail theft, Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled a variety of public safety initiatives this week during her State of the State address… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – January 5, 2024

January 5, 2024

I first took the oath as Queens District Attorney four years ago, a time when deep-seated concerns about bias and inequity in the criminal justice system undermined public confidence in its outcomes… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – December 29, 2023

December 29, 2023

My number one priority is keeping you and your loved ones safe. Through the hard work and collaboration between police and prosecutors, this year we have seen shootings decline 24 percent in the city and 33 percent in Queens compared to 2022. Murders are down 11 percent in the city and 39 percent in Queens. There is always more to be done,…

Your Weekly Update – December 22, 2023

December 22, 2023

My office secured a 140-count indictment against a Queens man for submitting falsified absentee ballot applications for the Democratic primary election in August 2022… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – December 15, 2023

December 15, 2023

I announced the takedown of a sprawling drug trafficking organization this week that reached from Jamaica to suburban Suffolk and Westchester Counties and involved several members of the same family… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – December 8, 2023

December 8, 2023

My office brought charges against an unlicensed teenage driver and his parents this week in connection with a gruesome auto collision that killed a 14-year-old passenger in Jamaica… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – December 1, 2023

December 1, 2023

My office secured a significant prison term this week for a Long Island man sentenced to 25 years to life for the October 2020 murder of his pregnant girlfriend, 29-year-old Vanessa Pierre… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – November 24, 2023

November 24, 2023

I created the first cold case unit in Queens to pursue justice for homicide victims regardless of how much time has passed. My office works tirelessly to bring closure to grieving families and assure them they are not forgotten… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – November 17, 2023

November 17, 2023

I joined the Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice this week for the groundbreaking of Hope House, a residential alternative to incarceration that will provide transformative care to offenders suffering from serious mental illness… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – November 10, 2023

November 10, 2023

I was joined by NYPD officials this week to announce the indictment and arrests of three defendants on the heels of a seven-month investigation into gun trafficking that included a series of undercover buys in the parking lot of a P.C. Richard & Son in Astoria… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – November 3, 2023

November 3, 2023

My office secured the indictment of a Queens man on drug and gun charges after a search of an abandoned home in Bellerose uncovered millions of dollars worth of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine and a stockpile of firearms… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – October 27, 2023

October 27, 2023

Freedom of religion and expression are foundational principles of our democracy. That is most true here in Queens, the World’s Borough, the most diverse county in the United States. I announced felony hate crime charges over the weekend against a defendant accused of taunting, punching and trying to knock off a fellow bus passenger’s turban, a…

Your Weekly Update – October 20, 2023

October 20, 2023

My office works hard every day to get guns and drugs off the street and hold traffickers accountable. Our work is far from over, but we have made important progress, with Queens experiencing significant declines in major crimes that outpace the gains seen citywide… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – October 13, 2023

October 13, 2023

In one of the most brutal cases we have prosecuted, a husband plead guilty to attempted murder and was recently sentenced to 25 years in prison for plowing into his estranged wife with his SUV, climbing out of the car and then stabbing her, all in the presence of their young children. The sentencing came during…

Your Weekly Update – October 6, 2023

October 6, 2023

The fentanyl crisis afflicting our city and our country demands that those of us in law enforcement do all in our power to shut down illegal narcotics manufacturers and suppliers and hold the traffickers accountable… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – September 29, 2023

September 29, 2023

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)

Your Weekly Update – September 22, 2023

September 22, 2023

My office charged an unlicensed acupuncturist this week with assault, reckless endangerment and unauthorized practice of a profession… (continued)

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