The state Dormitory Authority this week declined to make public the amount of taxpayer funds spent to construct the troubled Bronx Hall of Justice, including expenditures on the building’s still-shuttered civic plaza and rooftop rock garden, following a Bronx Justice News investigation.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark told an audience Tuesday her prosecutors have struggled to adopt her policy of seeking lower bail amounts—in part because of the tough-on-crime ethos that pervaded her office under longtime DA Robert Johnson.
A group of Morris Park business owners sued Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday over his Vision Zero corridor plan Monday, seeking an injunction that would halt traffic changes they say threaten their livelihoods.
The Bronx District Attorney’s Office will investigate the local casework of NYPD Detective Joseph Franco, who is accused of framing at least three defendants on drug charges in Manhattan.
Quiles, 29, was acquitted of attempted murder at his trial last month, but convicted on the lesser charge of weapon possession—a verdict that shocked Jaheem’s still-reeling family.
An appeals court threw out Reginald Goldman’s manslaughter conviction Tuesday, ruling that his lawyer was improperly denied an opportunity to review the search warrant authorities used to extract Goldman’s DNA.
Joao Goncalves was pouring concrete at the construction site on June 10, 2003 when he fell down an elevator shaft, plunging from the seventh floor onto a second-floor landing, suffering terminal injuries.
Responding to a Bronx Justice News investigation revealing millions in squandered tax dollars and lack of oversight at the courthouse, City Councilman Ritchie Torres, Chair of the Oversight and Investigations Committee, said he is weighing an official probe into the troubled building.
The city’s Correction Department is struggling to manage a massive backlog of disciplinary cases, resulting in the statute of limitations expiring in about 1,500 use of force investigations, according to a new federal monitor report.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will no longer be able to arrest New Yorkers inside state courthouses without a warrant or judicial order—a policy shift aimed at preventing authorities from using courthouses as “hunting grounds,” immigrant rights advocates said.