Crime

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Tuesday announced that two gang members were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison following their murder conviction in connection with the death  … Full Article

Brooklyn DA’s office announces creation of new Young Adult Bureau

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Friday announced the creation of a Young Adult Bureau that will operate in the newly formed Brooklyn Young Adult Court, in partnership with the Office of Court Administration and the Center for Court Innovation. … Full Article

Man who served 10 years for 1964 NYC killing cleared of crime

A Virginia man who spent a decade in prison after pleading guilty to a New York City slaying over 50 years ago was cleared of the crime Monday. … Full Article

Baltimore man convicted of attempted murder, other charges for shooting three in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Monday announced that a 27-year-old man was convicted of attempted murder and other charges for opening fire on a Bedford-Stuyvesant street, striking three people. … Full Article

Two East New York men Convicted of murder, kidnapping for hire

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Tuesday announced that two East New York men have been convicted of first-degree kidnapping, second-degree murder and related charges for the forced abduction and murder of a Williamsburg man. … Full Article

Brooklyn man sentenced to 45 years to life in prison for robbing, attempting to rape woman in Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Monday announced that a Brooklyn man was sentenced to 45 years to life in prison for attacking a 22-year-old Bedford-Stuyvesant woman and trying to rape her after she entered the lobby of her Myrtle Avenue apartment building.
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Sketchy Work: Police artists still nab bad guys with pencil, paper

In an age of ubiquitous cellphones and surveillance cameras, New York City police forensic artist Matthew Klein is one of a dying breed of crime fighters who helps catch bad guys with a pencil and paper. … Full Article

13 alibi witnesses, 20 years in prison, and now, freedom

When questioned over a murder, Richard Rosario named 13 people he said could back an alibi 1,000 miles long. But he spent 20 years in prison before the conviction was overturned, freeing him — at least for now. … Full Article

NYC announces new initiatives to fight stabbings, slashings

With stabbings and slashings up 22 percent in the city so far this year, New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday unveiled new initiatives to track and combat the crimes. … Full Article

Brooklyn Folk Nation gang leader sentenced to consecutive terms of life imprisonment

Thursday at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Yasser Ashburn, the leader of a set of the violent street gang Folk Nation operating primarily in the Crown Heights and East Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn, was sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment. On Nov. … Full Article

Fake lawyer who falsely claimed Brooklyn Bar Association as his office sent to prison

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced today that a Sunset Park man was sentenced to two to four years in prison for posing as an attorney and charging thousands of dollars for immigration services which he failed to deliver.
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