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What Will the Brooklyn District Attorney Do to Achieve Justice for Akai Gurley?

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 02.08.2015 | Crime

As of January, Brooklyn has a new district attorney, Kenneth Thompson. After Michael Brown and now Eric Garner, how will Thompson handle the wrongful-death case of Akai Gurley? Like his predecessor, will he convene a grand jury? Or will he charge the police officer? Pass the case to federal prosecutors?

Chokehold Case Stirs Debate On Special Prosecutors

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.07.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases...

Teen Charged In Murder Of Police Officer

AP | MICHAEL R. SISAK | Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A 16-year-old boy accused of setting a mattress fire that led to the death of a veteran police officer was indicted on a murder char...


| Posted 11.11.2013 | New York

By Julie Shapiro BROOKLYN — In a surprise rejection of Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes' nearly 24 years on the job, challenger Kenneth T...

DSK - Faux Spin Doctor

Christopher Strong | Posted 11.26.2011 | World
Christopher Strong

Life's Like That One of the many interesting positions that life can twist you into is that of being wrong and right on the same subject. Such has b...

Prosecutors In DSK Case Recommend Dismissal Of Sexual Assault Charges

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and TOM HAYS | Posted 10.22.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Prosecutors sought on Monday to dismiss the criminal charges in a sexual-assault case against former International Monetary Fund lead...

DSK Lawyers Dispute Report Of Hotel Maid's Medical Examination

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

JENNIFER PELTZ / AP NEW YORK -- Lawyers for former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn fought back Tuesday after a media repo...

Strauss-Kahn Case Becomes a Circus

Bob Barr | Posted 09.27.2011 | Crime
Bob Barr

Nafissatou Diallo and her lead lawyer, Kenneth Thompson, have thrown all normal rules of professional conduct to the wind and decided instead to conduct their case in the manner of the famous showman, P.T. Barnum.

Lawyer For Hotel Maid In Strauss-Kahn Case Says Her Remarks Were Wrongfully Portrayed

AP | COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

NEW YORK — The hotel maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sex assault has been wrongfully portrayed as a money-grubbing opportunist in accoun...

DSK's Lawyers Meet With Prosecutors

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

Lawyers representing the hotel maid who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault met with New York prosecutors on Tuesday...