Courts and Law

Building a case of self-defense in Brooklyn subway shooting

On the evening of Tuesday, March 10, during the after-work rush hour, a shot rang out from the mezzanine level of the Brooklyn Borough Hall subway station. The victim, Gilbert Drogheo, was taken to Brooklyn Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. … Full Article

Swindler gets 22 years in prison, bilked victims of $10M

A man who bilked 300 investors of $10 million has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison. Prosecutors say William Lange spent the money on a lavish lifestyle. It included $115,000 Harley-Davidson motorcycles and a $2,300 stay at the Mirage in Las Vegas. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Queens car accident case litigated in Brooklyn court

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Bernadette Bayne listens as plaintiff's attorney David E. … Full Article

3 men indicted for trafficking firearms and narcotics

Three men have been arraigned on an indictment for allegedly selling firearms and crack cocaine to undercover officers over two months during an operation in Brooklyn and Queens, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned. … Full Article

Senate to consider Loretta Lynch's attorney general nomination next week

WASHINGTON— Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will begin consideration of Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general next week. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s top prosecutor calls for criminal justice reforms

On Nov. 20, 2014, Akai Gurley was shot and killed by a probationary officer who was conducting a vertical patrol of the Louis Pink Houses in East New York, Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 lawsuit on hold pending talks

A court hearing about a controversial proposal to build residential towers at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, scheduled for March 11, has been postponed for two months to allow the park’s board and litigants the opportunity to discuss the “possibility of resolving the litigation,” according to th … Full Article

EXCLUSIVE: Thompson reflects on his first year as Brooklyn DA

In 2014, Kenneth Thompson was sworn in as Brooklyn’s first African-American district attorney. One year into his term, Thompson reflects on the accomplishments and challenges of the office, the push for criminal justice reform and the future of Brooklyn’s criminal justice system. … Full Article

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