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DA Vance announced the sentencing of Jeffrey Wong to 25 years-to-life in state prison for the murder of Khemraj Singh inside the victim’s Hell’s Kitchen apartment in October 2014. On November 13, 2015, a New York State Supreme Court jury found the defendant guilty of the top and only charge in the indictment against him, Murder in the Second Degree.

Manhattan prosecutor Cyrus Vance, Jr. tells CNN's Richard Quest why he wants to change laws that allow cell phone users to hide encrypted messages from police.

DA Vance announced the indictment of Tyrone Howard for murdering NYPD Detective Randolph Holder in East Harlem last month. Howard is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with one count each of Aggravated Murder, Murder in the First Degree, and Murder in the Second Degree, as well as two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, four counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, and one count each of Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree.

A fresh start and a clean slate for both the accused and the justice system were the main reasons why dozens lined up outside a building in Harlem Saturday — eager to clear their names of low-level offense summons and warrants... "The purpose of this event is to have people with minor minor infractions people who didn't show up in courts for whatever reason get a clean slate," said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. "From a DA's perspective it enables us to focus our efforts on the more serious cases and get rid of the cases that don't really belong in criminal court."