Crime, Police

New Dem DA Closes Sex Crimes Unit, Liberalizes Trafficking

Incoming Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has released a “Day 1 Memo” highlighting issues and actions he wants the office to take under his direction.

Amongst these actions, Bragg issued a list of charges that would not be prosecuted by his office “under any circumstances.”

These charges include marijuana misdemeanors, fare evasion or turnstile jumping, trespassing including criminal trespass in the second and third degree, driving with a suspended license, prostitution, and resisting arrest for arrests of non-criminal offenses…

The current sex crimes unit is also dissolved, and in its place will be a unit that is survivor-centered, trauma-informed. Read more…

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