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Driver Indicted for Recklessly Killing His Girlfriend by Allegedly Speeding, Blowing a Red Light and Crashing Into Parked Cars

One-Car Wreck Was Caught on Video; Victim Ejected from Passenger Seat 

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 20-year-old Brooklyn man was indicted for recklessly killing his girlfriend in a car crash last month when he drove through a steady red light – going the wrong way at approximately 60 mph in a 25 mph zone – and crashed into parked cars after swerving to avoid an oncoming vehicle.

Bronx Woman Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Fatally Stabbing Ex-Boyfriend in Dispute Over Payment for Sexual Favors  

Victim Stabbed More Than 60 Times During Struggle in His Brooklyn Apartment

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 47-year-old Bronx woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2011 death of her ex-boyfriend whom she stabbed repeatedly during a fight inside his Prospect-Lefferts Gardens apartment.

Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life for Fatally Shooting His Close Friend

Fired at Victim Six Times, Thinking He’s Romantically Involved With Defendant’s Sister 

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 25-year-old Coney Island man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for fatally shooting his good friend in 2013 because he believed the victim was romantically involved with his sister.

Four Defendants Charged With Alleged Narcotics Trafficking Following Undercover Investigation at Cooper Park Houses in Greenpoint

Approximately 58 Undercover Buys Made During Course of Five-Month Operation

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, today announced that four alleged drug dealers have been charged in connection with allegedly selling crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana to undercover officers over the past five months during an anti-drug initiative at the Cooper Park Housing Development in Greenpoint. In addition, a quantity of heroin, crack and cash was recovered.

Defendant Indicted For Assaulting Court Officers Following Guilty Verdict

Allegedly Head Butted One, Punched Another Following Conviction at Trial

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 19-year-old Brooklyn man was arraigned on a six-count indictment in which he is charged with second-degree assault and other charges for allegedly attacking two court officers in a Brooklyn courthouse after a jury found him guilty of  assaulting a man during a 2013 attempted robbery.

Brooklyn Man Indicted For String of Gunpoint Home Invasions, Robberies and Burglaries

Defendant Allegedly Burglarized Numerous Apartments and Made Off With Banking Cards, Cash, Electronics and Other Valuables

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a Brownsville man was indicted for allegedly carrying out a months-long string of home invasions, burglaries and robberies at gunpoint, which mostly targeted women in and around his neighborhood.

Brooklyn Man Convicted for Recklessly Killing Senior Citizen by Punching Him, Causing Fall and Head Injury

Disoriented Victim, 69, Assaulted When He Mistakenly Tried to Open Defendant’s Front Door

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a Bedford-Stuyvesant man was convicted of manslaughter and assault for a 2013 attack that caused the death of a 69-year-old cancer patient. The victim, apparently confused, attempted to enter a neighboring home, thinking it was his, when the defendant punched him twice and caused him to fall down a stoop and suffer a fatal head injury.

Two Brooklyn Men Convicted in Connection With the Shooting Death of a 16-Month-Old Baby

Child in Stroller Struck in Head by Bullets Meant for His Dad

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that two Brooklyn men were convicted in connection with the 2013 murder of a 16-month-old boy who was shot while being pushed in a stroller by his father – the apparent target of the fatal gunfire.

First Begin Again Event Hailed as a Success

Second Event to Clear Up Summons Warrants Scheduled for September 12
On Father’s Day Weekend, June 20, 2015, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office wrapped up its first Begin Again event – a new initiative designed to bring a courtroom to the community in an effort to clear up open arrest warrants related to unanswered summonses for low-level offenses. These summons warrants – ordered when people fail to answer a ticket for minor quality of life offenses such as drinking alcohol in public or being in a park after closing – have ballooned into a total of over a million in New York City, with about a quarter originating in Brooklyn. These open warrants weigh down an overburdened courts system, have the potential to put law enforcement agents at risk and can hold back individuals who have them on their records.