Crime

A Brooklyn court sergeant accused of forcing a woman to perform a sex act on him in a court stairwell was offered a plea deal in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday, but he has until February to ma … Full Article

Court sergeant accused of sex abuse offered plea deal

A Brooklyn court sergeant accused of forcing a woman to perform a sex act on him in a court stairwell was offered a plea deal in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday, but he has until February to make a decision. … Full Article

Victim testifies Brooklyn prison guard raped her, threatened her with solitary

Gripping a tissue and sniffling with a water bottle close by, a woman told a Brooklyn federal court jury and a full audience on Tuesday how she was repeatedly raped by a prison guard at a Sunset Park jail. … Full Article

Trial begins for federal corrections officer accused of raping female inmate

Prosecutors in Brooklyn’s federal court detailed the accused rape of an inmate at a Sunset Park jail by a corrections officer at the lieutenant’s Tuesday trial. … Full Article

30-year-old on trial for attempted prostitution of 15-year-old girl

A 30-year-old man is on trial at Brooklyn Supreme Court for allegedly running a prostitution business in local hotels and soliciting a 15-year-old girl to work for him. … Full Article

International drug trafficker gets 20 years for major drug imports

A career international drug trafficker who imported thousands of pounds of drugs into the U.S., including to New York, was sentenced to 20 years in prison at Brooklyn’s federal court on Friday. … Full Article

Brooklyn federal judge hears home invasion robber’s guilty plea

A Brooklyn federal judge experienced in high-profile organized crime cases accepted a guilty plea on Wednesday for a robber, allegedly associated with Bonanno crime family members, who made off with hundreds of thousands of dollars in a home invasion and multiple jewelry store heists. … Full Article

‘Enforcer’ for New York lawyer’s alleged fraud scheme to be released on bail

A Brooklyn federal judge upheld $1.5 million bail and home detention on Tuesday for an alleged “enforcer” accused of threatening a man at gunpoint for money in a Staten Island lawyer’s scrap-metal fraud scheme. … Full Article

$5,000 reward offered for would-be dog killer in East New York

A nonprofit animal rights organization is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of a person who left a dog to die in East New York on Dec. 19. … Full Article

Convicted Brooklyn residents among those pardoned by Cuomo

In an end-of-year act of mercy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued pardons or commutations to 61 New Yorkers on Wednesday, including several men from Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn ends 2017 as safest year on record

Over the last four years, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office has become one of the most progressive DA’s offices in the country, but that hasn’t slowed the plummeting crime rate in the borough, which set another record low this year. … Full Article

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