SOUTH SLOPE – Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Thursday that Leonel Ortega-Flores, 36, of the Bronx, has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the death of a coworker last year in South Slope [/south-slope-crash/]. He faces three to nine years in prison. Leonel Ortega-Flores (courtesy of the Office of
BOERUM HILL – Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Tuesday that charges against Jazmine Headley have been dropped. Headley is the 23-year-old mother whose one-year-old son was forcibly torn out of her arms by police officers [/video-nypd-violently-yanks-1-year-old-from-mother-at-snap-office/] at a social services office last Friday, December 7. Human Resources Administration Office,
EAST NEW YORK – Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Monday that a postal worker and three co-defendants were charged in connection with a check stealing scheme in which they stole from the mail more than $29,000 in funds intended for homeless and impoverished New Yorkers. Vanessa Bandie (29)
For most New Yorkers, smoking marijuana in public will now result in a ticket instead of an arrest (Photo by dankdepot/Flickr [https://www.flickr.com/photos/dankdepot/5457588074/])Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio formally announced a long-expected change in New York City’s policing policy towards marijuana smoking in
PARK SLOPE – The Staten Island woman who drove her car into a group of pedestrians and killed two young children in Park Slope in March was arraigned at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Thursday on a ten-count indictment charging her with second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment, assault, and other
CANARSIE – Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Wednesday that 29-year-old Jayvon Mulzac has been sentenced to 22 years to life in prison for the murder of his 70-year-old adoptive mother. Jayvon Mulzac (Photo via the office of Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez) Mulzac, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was sentenced yesterday
PARK SLOPE – Following a rally Tuesday morning [/safe-streets-kids-neighbors-demand-driver-kills-two-children-crosswalk/] where organizers confronted Mayor de Blasio and demanded he take steps to make 9th Street safer, Council Member Brad Lander sent out a statement outlining ideas on how to improve city streets. Memorial at 9th Street and 5th Avenue (Photo: Dina Rabiner)
DITMAS PARK – Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced yesterday that a 36-year-old Ditmas Park resident was convicted of murder for the 2015 shooting death of Raphael Kurton in front of a neighborhood deli. Patrick Zephir via NYPD 70th Precinct’s Twitter [https://twitter.com/NYPD70Pct/status/626118476546088960/photo/1?ref_
PROSPECT PARK SOUTH – Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Wednesday that a 26-year-old Prospect Park South resident has been charged in using Facebook to lure three teenage girls into a fake “sex for money” scheme, videotaping himself having sex with them, and in one instance, posting the video online.
Brooklyn Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street (Photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER) BEDFORD-STUYVESANT – Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today that a 23-year-old Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 23 years to life in prison for the beating and fatal shooting of a man inside an abandoned Bed-Stuy brownstone in 2014.
Natalio Canete-Perez. (Photo via Brooklyn DA’s office)Today, a Kensington man was sentenced to 108 ½ years to life in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl several times, including one time in Prospect Park, and other charges of predatory sexual assault. Natalio Canete-Perez, 35, was convicted of three counts of
Photo via Flickr/Metro Centric.A suspect connected to a series of attacks and robberies on elderly Russian women in Midwood was named and indicted with 20 counts, including hate crimes, according to acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. Akmaljon Abakulov, 27, of Midwood, allegedly sought out older women to push
Photo via Governor Cuomo’s Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/GovernorAndrewCuomo/].In the wake of a reported spike in hate crimes after last week’s presidential election, local officials are taking action. As first reported by the New York Daily News [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/new-york-state-launches-hotline-discrimination-complaints-article-1.2874631]