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November 5, 2023

D.A. Bragg Delivers Remarks Introducing New “Hate Crimes Modernization Act” Click For More

Assault can be charged as a hate crime, but gang assault cannot. So, if one person beats up another person because of the victim’s race, that assault can be charged as a hate crime. But, inexplicably, if a group of people beats someone up because of their race, that gang assault (as the law calls it) cannot be charged as a hate crime. That needs to change.

News | Remarks
May 2, 2023

D.A. Bragg Delivers Remarks on Indictments in a Wide-Ranging Construction Fraud Scheme Click For More

The wide-ranging impact of this alleged corruption is significant. When the field is rigged, law-abiding companies and legitimate MWBEs are cheated out of much-needed contracts. And when executives care more about their bottom line than their employees, and more about their greed and lining their pockets than the law, hard-working New Yorkers suffer.

Remarks | Testimony
March 20, 2023

Written Testimony: City Council Public Safety Committee, FY24 Budget & Oversight Hearings Click For More

Good afternoon Chair Hanks and members of the Committee on Public Safety. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today regarding my Office’s Fiscal Year 2024 Preliminary Budget. We thank the City Council for its past support, my fellow District Attorneys for their collaboration, and know that a safer and fairer city requires all of us working together.

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December 16, 2022

D.A. Bragg Delivers Remarks on New $9 Million Mental Health Initiative Click For More

It’s disconcerting and sometimes scary to see our neighbors who are plainly unwell whether its openly using drugs or behaving in a deserving manner, talking to themselves either above ground in our streets or below ground in our subways. These individuals need help. As do our neighborhoods and small businesses. We cannot ignore these issues and have people cycle through our court system again and again. By addressing these human needs, we address the broader needs of public safety in our community.

Remarks | Testimony
March 18, 2022

Written Testimony: City Council Public Safety Committee, FY23 Budget & Oversight Hearings Click For More

Good afternoon Chair Kamillah Hanks and members of the Committee on Public Safety. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today regarding my Office’s Fiscal Year 2023 Preliminary Budget, to highlight what we are doing to address and disrupt the rise in violence in our city and the help we need to meet the challenges we face. We thank the City Council for past support, my fellow District Attorneys for their collaboration, and know that a safer and fairer city requires all of us working together.


Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Manhattan District Attorney's Office13 hours ago
Today we announced the indictment of Miles McNeal for allegedly sexually abusing an 8-year-old student multiple times in a Harlem afterschool program. Our Office is continuing to investigate with NYPD as there may be additional survivors. If you believe your child may have had contact with Miles McNeal, call our Office’s Child Abuse Unit at 212-335-4300. Learn more here:
Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Manhattan District Attorney's Office3 days ago
Yesterday, D.A. Bragg joined Senator Cordell Cleare for an important discussion on the emerging problem of 3D printed guns and our legislation to close loopholes in stet law to make it illegal to manufacture 3D gun parts.
Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Manhattan District Attorney's Office3 days ago
D.A. Bragg was honored to receive the Arc of Justice Award last night alongside so many distinguished public servants, advocates, and leaders for social justice!