District Attorney


Anniversary Episode: Strangers Revisited

Friday, December 13, 2013

An online dater finds love after 16 years, and an exonerated prisoner goes to see the former District Attorney. - Get the full story here.



Brooklyn DA Race Nears Bitter End

Monday, October 28, 2013

The race for Brooklyn District Attorney seemed like a done deal when former federal prosecutor Kenneth Thompson beat out incumbent Charles "Joe" Hynes in the Democratic primary last month. Then Hynes decided to run on the Republican Party line. Now the race that looked like it was over is heating up.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

‘Brooklyn DA’; Cyber Money-Laundering; Public Libraries

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

CBS has premiered the first episode of a series called ‘Brooklyn DA’, featuring prosecutors in DA Charles Hynes’ office. Legal analyst Jami Floyd talks about the effect the show could have this election season and on cases in the courtroom. Plus: Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Diane Brady on charges in a new laundering scheme involving a digital currency firm; a conversation about the future of public libraries; and the role of women in environmental preservation.


Authorities Break Up PCP Drug Ring

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A disciplined East Harlem drug ring that allegedly sold PCP, also known as angel dust, was broken up in a joint operation by the Manhattan District Attorney's office and the NYPD.



Gil Garcetti: ‘You Prosecuted Me for Murder’

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

As LA District Attorney, Gil Garcetti has had a massive impact on the lives of thousands of strangers. Sometimes they recognize him on the street?



Manhattan DA Calls for Broader Powers to Fight White-Collar Crime

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said he wants to expand the powers of an already powerful state law called the Martin Act so he can more aggressively prosecute white-collar crime.



Manhattan DA Earns 'A' for Stagecraft

Monday, June 14, 2010

The indictment of Republican operative John Haggerty for allegedly bilking Mayor Michael Bloomberg of more than a million dollars was DA Cyrus Vance's first really big criminal case that had significant political implications.