All homicides that take place in Brooklyn are referred to the Homicide Bureau for review. Although the bureau refers certain cases to other bureaus for prosecution (such as those related to domestic violence or gangs), the Homicide Bureau itself investigates and prosecutes a large majority of the homicides, including many of Brooklyn’s most complex and high-profile murder cases. The bureau, which is comprised of some of the agency’s most experienced assistant district attorneys, also serves as legal adviser to the police in homicide cases.
Recent Press Releases:
- Bedford-Stuyvesant Man Sentenced to 21 Years to Life in Prison for Fatally Shooting Man at Crown Heights Gas Station in Broad Daylight
- Man Indicted for 2009 Murder and Robbery of Brooklyn Shopkeeper
- Brooklyn Man Indicted on Multiple Counts of Murder, including as a Hate Crime, For Allegedly Killing Three Asian Men in Hammer Attack
- Brooklyn Man Indicted for 1992 Cold Case Murder of Woman Who Was Found Naked and Shot on Brownsville Rooftop
- Philadelphia Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Fatally Stabbing Fort Greene Man During Drug-Fueled Encounter