Tuesday, Month 01, 2016


Statement of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson
Regarding Manhattan Summons Initiative

“I applaud this effort to focus our limited law enforcement resources on more serious offenses, but I have said repeatedly that we must deal head on with our broken summons court system and the 1.1 million open arrest warrants for everyday New Yorkers who committed minor, low-level offenses. I created my Begin Again Program to help the people of our city get relief from these warrants that pose an impediment to jobs, education and housing and to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the community.”