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The public defender has garnered big-name endorsements and gained momentum heading into Tuesday’s primary.
Carlton Roman has been stuck in prison for nearly 30 years for a murder he has long denied. Now, with a crowded primary for Queens district attorney weeks away, he could finally get a chance to go free.
New NYPD data show that in 2018 the department closed nearly 500 rape cases due to an alleged lack of participation from victims and had a declining clearance rate for rape, raising questions over its handling of sexual assault.
As the borough’s district attorney race takes shape, advocates press for changes to the office’s approach to people who reoffend.
A new coalition of people in the sex trades wants New York to become the first state to fully decriminalize their work.
Melissa Gira Grant
City Council Member Rory Lancman, who was debating Assistant District Attorney James Quinn over the future of Rikers Island, blasted Quinn's comments on Browder, who spent three years incarcerated without a trial.
The City Council member now eyeing a run for Queens DA has a record of supporting reform, but some critics aren’t convinced.