NY Times: Ken Thompson’s Successor: A ‘Pure District Attorney’ Working Under the Radar

Eric Gonzalez says he wants to continue the work, especially in healing community relations, that Mr. Thompson championed before dying in October.


 

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Announces New Policy Regarding Handling of Cases against Non-Citizen Defendants

Will Aim to Prevent Collateral Consequences of Convictions by Being Aware of Immigration Status of Defendants and Offering Appropriate Pleas; Two Newly-Hired Immigration Attorneys will Train Staff and Advise on Offers

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that his Office is implementing a new policy aimed at minimizing collateral immigration consequences of criminal convictions, particularly for misdemeanor and other low-level offenses. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office has hired two immigration attorneys to train all staff on immigration issues and to advise prosecutors when making plea offers and sentencing recommendations on cases of non-citizen defendants in an effort to avoid disproportionate collateral consequences, such as deportation, while maintaining public safety.

NY Times: Brooklyn Moves to Protect Immigrants From Deportation Over Petty Crimes


 

Thirty-Four Defendants Charged with Operating Sprawling Narcotics Distribution Ring that Sold Furanyl Fentanyl, Heroin and Cocaine

Operation Spanned New York and Arizona; Approximately 10 Kilograms of Narcotics and 17 Guns Recovered

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, announced that 34 people have been variously charged in a 357-count indictment with criminal sale of a controlled substance, conspiracy and other crimes for their alleged roles in a narcotics trafficking operation that sold heroin and cocaine, both in Brooklyn and beyond. The case also involves alleged sales of furanyl fentanyl, a relatively new and potent opiate analog which is not yet classified as a controlled substance under New York State law.

NY Times: 34 Charged in Ring That Sold Potent New Drug, Prosecutors Say

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22 Virginia Residents, Many with Gang Ties, Indicted for Gun Trafficking; Weapons Purchased in Virginia to be sold on the Streets of Brooklyn

217 Firearms, Including 41 Assault Weapons, Purchased During Course of Investigation

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, today announced that 24 individuals — 22 of whom are residents of Virginia — have been charged in a 627-count indictment with weapons offenses and conspiracy for trafficking guns purchased in Virginia to be sold on the streets of Brooklyn.

NY Times: Two Dozen People Are Accused of Bringing 200 Guns to New York

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Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office Accepting Applications for Summer High School Internship Program

Joint Partnership with the United Federation of Teachers; Program Offers Unique Exposure To the Inner Workings of the Criminal Justice System

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew, announced the open application period for a summer internship program for high school students who live or attend school in the borough. Students with an interest in criminal justice or public service will participate in the comprehensive five-week program.


 

Thirty-Five Alleged Gang Members and Associates Charged with Financial Crimes, Burglaries, Weapons Possession and Drug Dealing Following Year-Long Investigation

Defendants Tied to Brownsville-based Crews Charged in 15 Separate Indictments; Used Forged Credit Cards to Purchase American Girl Dolls, Rental Cars, Concert Tickets; Others Charges include a Home Invasion and Owning Gun 8-Year-Old Brought to School

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, today announced that 35 alleged members of street gangs and crews have been variously charged in 15 indictments with narcotics distribution, weapons possession, burglaries, forgery and identity theft. The charges are the result of a long-term investigation that relied on electronic surveillance and exposed a multitude of criminal activities, from violent street crime to sophisticated credit card fraud.

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NY1: Brooklyn Gang Bust Uncovers Credit Card Fraud, ID Theft Ring


 

Acting DA Eric Gonzalez Announces Creation of Cold Case Unit

The new unit, staffed by a DNA specialist, will better equip the Brooklyn DA’s Office to investigate unsolved homicides and other crimes that can benefit from advanced DNA analysis. The Brooklyn DA’s Office becomes the only prosecutorial office in the State with an in-house DNA expert

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BK Live: Acting DA Eric Gonzalez Discusses the New Cold Case Unit and Continuing the Legacy of the Late DA Ken Thompson


 

Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office Creates First-in-the-City Comprehensive Campus Sexual Assault Response Initiative

Task Force to Offer Outreach to Students and Administrators

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced his Office’s creation of a Campus Sexual Assault Response Initiative that will work proactively with college students and administrators to raise awareness of sexual assaults on campus, protect and support student survivors and foster cooperation among schools and law enforcement.


 

New York State District Attorneys League of Immigrant Affairs Issues Joint Statement 

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and five other NYC-area DA’s Offices are committed to protecting all members of our communities. Read the full statement here.


 

Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office Launches Young Adult Bureau

Will Handle Misdemeanor Cases against Defendants Ages 16-24; First Such Court in New York State and Second in the Nation Funded by DOJ Grant

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced the creation of a Young Adult Bureau that will operate in the newly-formed Brooklyn Young Adult Court. The new specialized court will handle all misdemeanor cases of defendants between the ages 16 and 24, with few exceptions, offering risk-needs assessments, counseling and services tailored to the specific requirements of that particular age group.


 

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