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District Attorneys within right not to disclose grand jury information

As grand juries from Ferguson, Missouri, to Staten Island, N.Y., concluded that facts were not sufficient to indict police officers in separate incidents of the fatal deaths of two unarmed black men, discourse has focused on Brooklyn and the larger role of grand juries as the Brooklyn Distr … Full Article

Whoops! Brooklyn prosecutors admit wrong man identified in videotaped assault, charges dismissed

A Brooklyn man can rest easy now that he has been cleared of assault charges after his lawyer noticed a discrepancy in the videoed assault. … Full Article

NYPD eyes wider use of stun guns

The New York City police department wants to expand the use of stun guns to subdue emotionally disturbed people and other suspects who resist arrest. … Full Article
BK Live 12/9/14: New NYC Program for Mentally Ill Inmates

VIDEO: Eagle legal editor discusses NYC program for mentally ill inmates

On Tuesday, a man entered a Crown Heights synagogue and, for reasons unknown, stabbed a student in the head. … Full Article

Brooklyn D.A. to bring Gurley police shooting case to grand jury

Late Friday afternoon, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced that his office will present the case of an NYPD officer who shot an unarmed man in a Brooklyn stairwell to a grand jury. … Full Article

Looking beyond training: Race and police culture

Brooklyn and the nation are grappling with visceral issues of police brutality and cases of police-involved killings. … Full Article

The Columbian Lawyers Association hosts annual Judiciary Night

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn hosted its annual holiday dinner and judiciary night with more than 300 lawyers, judges and political figures in attendance at Gargiulo's Restaurant in Coney Island on Thursday night. … Full Article

Brooklyn District Attorney sends NYPD shooting case to Grand Jury

Just hours before a memorial service for an unarmed man who was shot by a police officer in a public housing stairwell, the Brooklyn district attorney says the shooting will be presented to a grand jury. … Full Article

Eric Garner chokehold case stirs debate on special prosecutors

After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases to special prosecutors, rather than local district attorneys. … Full Article

Looking beyond training: Race and police culture

Brooklyn and the nation are grappling with visceral issues of police brutality and cases of police-involved killings. … Full Article

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