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Your Weekly Update – September 10, 2021

By ASokol@queensda.org | September 10, 2021 |

It is difficult to fathom that tomorrow marks the 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Although two decades have passed, that day is forever etched in our memories as having a profound impact on the lives of those who live and work in our borough, city, state and country… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – September 3, 2021

By ASokol@queensda.org | September 3, 2021 |

This week’s storm wreaked havoc on our City, bringing record-breaking floods and devastating damage throughout all the five boroughs. As we continue to assess the damage and initiate clean up efforts to restore our properties, please be mindful of potential scams concerning home improvement and renovation projects… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – August 27, 2021

By ASokol@queensda.org | August 27, 2021 |

In a few short weeks, families across the borough will be sending their children back to school. As a mother of two young boys, I have full faith that the already established protocols across the City’s school system will keep our children safe from the ongoing pandemic. However, families and school administrators must also stay…

Your Weekly Update – August 20, 2021

By ASokol@queensda.org | August 20, 2021 |

This week, I announced a 92-count complaint charging a Queens man with aggravated animal cruelty, prohibition of animal fighting and other crimes. This type of criminal behavior is never acceptable… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – August 13, 2021

By ASokol@queensda.org | August 13, 2021 |

When I became District Attorney in January 2020, I pledged to pursue what I call brave justice – keeping the communities of Queens safe while helping to create a more equitable criminal justice system… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – July 30, 2021

By ASokol@queensda.org | July 30, 2021 |

This week, I announced hate crime charges in two separate cases involving attacks on people of Asian descent and members of the Muslim community. Acts of hate will not be tolerated in Queens County, where our diversity is our greatest strength… (continued)

Your Weekly Update – July 23, 2021

By ASokol@queensda.org | 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

By ASokol@queensda.org | 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

By ASokol@queensda.org | 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

By ASokol@queensda.org | 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…