Bronx District Attorney


Grand Jury Refuses to Re-Indict Officer Who Shot Bronx Teen

Thursday, August 08, 2013


The family of a Bronx teen shot dead in his own home by police last year has learned that a grand jury will not re-indict the officer. A Bronx judge tossed out an earlier indictment against officer Richard Haste in May, due to erroneous instructions given to the grand jury at the time.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Bronx DA Declines to Prosecute

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang discusses her months-long investigation that reveals that the Bronx DA declines to prosecute far more cases than other borough's DA's.

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Cycle of Mistrust Leaves Crimes Unprosecuted in the Bronx

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A policy may be causing prosecutors to give up on cases too soon in the Bronx. Some veteran police officers say, moreover, that it effectively substitutes the individual victim’s judgment for the community’s – though it’s the community’s interest that law enforcement is supposed to serve. And Bronx residents say the breakdown in relations between the public and the authorities prompts at least some crime victims to take justice into their own hands.

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In the Bronx, Victims Get 24 Hours to Talk – Or the DA Lets the Accused Walk

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A months-long WNYC investigation has revealed that those accused of crimes in the Bronx have a greater chance of walking away without any charges than anywhere else in the city.

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