Courts and Law

History Repeats: Thompson takes second stab at police brutality

The Brooklyn district attorney announced his decision to bring criminal charges against two New York City police officers accused of beating an unarmed teenager with a service weapon. … Full Article

Obama chooses Brooklyn prosecutor Loretta Lynch as attorney general

WASHINGTON— In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation's top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama intends to nominate a federal prosecutor in New York to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. … Full Article

Brooklyn subway shooter sentenced to 18 years

A Crown Heights man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison following his conviction on second-degree attempted murder and other charges for shooting an unarmed man, who was a complete stranger, in the face on a 3 train, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned. … Full Article
BK Live 11/4/14: DA's Domestic Violence Unit

VIDEO: Eagle legal editor discusses Brooklyn's domestic violence program

Brooklyn Daily Eagle legal editor Charisma L. Troiano Esq. recently hosted a segment for BK Live discussing the Brooklyn District Attorney's pilot program, which is geared toward preventing domestic killings. What is the program, titled the Danger Assessment and how will it work? … Full Article

Brooklyn District Attorney charges NYPD officers with police brutality

Two New York City police officers were charged on Wednesday with police brutality, stemming from the beating of an unarmed teen in Bedford-Stuyvesant this summer. … Full Article

Midterm elections maintain Brooklyn Supreme Court status quo

Three judges were re-elected to the bench, and another is set to take the bench in January in the 2014 midterm election cycle. … Full Article

Brooklyn federal judge dismisses some charges against state senator

A Brooklyn federal judge has dismissed some charges against indicted New York state Sen. John Sampson. Judge Dora Irizarry found that a number of the charges against Sampson were untimely and passed the statute of limitations. … Full Article

Man arrested for sexually abusing girls at Brooklyn military base

Federal agents have arrested a Queens man on charges of coercing and enticing three minors to engage in sexual activity and sexually abusing minors. The defendant, Fausto Bonifaz, was arraigned before Brooklyn federal Magistrate Judge Robert Levy last week.  … Full Article

Gowanus community prepares to fight proposed parole site

A group of concerned Brooklynites have filed suit against New York state to halt the construction of a proposed location for a large parole facility in the Gowanus neighborhood. … Full Article

New York State Bar Association still fighting for clarity on pro-bono rules

At a meeting of House Delegates this past weekend, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) passed a resolution to push for anonymity in the pro bono reporting requirements.  … Full Article


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