Weekly Newsletters

Your Weekly Update – July 23, 2021

July 23, 2021

Yesterday, I announced charges against a Queens man who, as alleged, recklessly hit a four year old child while driving a motorized scooter at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – July 16, 2021

July 16, 2021

I was excited to recently join the NYPD and the City District Attorneys to announce the expansion of the “Saturday Night Lights” youth sports program. Queens County, specifically, is now home to 17 new program sites, which offer recreational programming for young people on Saturday evenings from 5 to 7pm for ages 11-14 and from 7…

Your Weekly Update – July 9, 2021

July 9, 2021

Our recent takedown in Far Rockaway resulted in the seizure of dangerous weapons and illicit drugs. Included among them was fentanyl – a powerful opioid that increases the risk of overdose and has driven record numbers of overdose deaths in New York City… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021

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…

Your Weekly Update – April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

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)

Your Weekly Update – April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

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)

Your Weekly Update – April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021

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….

Your Weekly Update – March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021

The troubling trend of violent incidents against members of the Asian community unfortunately continues nationwide. COVID misinformation and existing prejudice have created a toxic mix that has fueled these incidents… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – March 19, 2021

March 19, 2021

This week, I appeared in Court to request the dismissal of nearly 700 cases where people were detained, arrested and charged with loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution and prostitution-related crimes… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I am excited to announce grant funding for a violence prevention program in Queens County, sponsored by my office…(Continued)

Your Weekly Update – March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It is my duty as your District Attorney to emphasize that those who do business in Queens County, including contractors and development companies, are expected to…(Continued)

Your Weekly Update – February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Earlier this week, I stood in solidarity with Borough President Donovan Richards, Queens elected officials, community leaders and residents to denounce…(Continued)

Your Weekly Update – February 19, 2021

February 19, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This coming Monday, February 22nd, I am hosting a special virtual event in honor of Black History Month, to celebrate the countless achievements of…(Continued)

Your Weekly Update – February 12, 2021

February 12, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Yesterday, I announced an investigation by my Office’s Frauds Bureau, in collaboration with Homeland Security Investigations, which resulted in…(Continued)

Your Weekly Update – February 5, 2021

February 5, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week, State lawmakers passed legislation repealing the outdated and unfair crime of…(Continued)

Your Weekly Update – January 29, 2021

January 29, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week, my office held a webinar on Human Trafficking Awareness… (Continued)

Your Weekly Update – January 22, 2021

January 22, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I am pleased to announce the creation of a new Bureau to perfect and expand our restorative justice programs and units…(Continued)

Your Weekly Update – January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, January marks Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention month…(Continued)

Your Weekly Update – January 8, 2021

January 8, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As an American and a long-time public servant, I continue to feel dismay and exasperation at the violent insurrection that took place at the US Capitol this week…(Continued)

Your Weekly Update – December 30, 2020

December 30, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As we come to the end of a year that has been unlike any other in the modern times of Queens County (and, indeed, of our city, our country and the world), I want to take this opportunity to offer my best wishes…(Continued)

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