Criminal justice

Democratic leaders like Andrea Stewart-Cousins are expressing openness to changes in bail reform law.
Potential changes include adding bail-eligible offense and giving judges more discretion.
Assemblyman Minority Leader Brian Kolb speaks in news conference at the Capitol, 2016
His resignation came three days after a Dec. 31 arrest for alleged drunk driving.
New York Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.
The assembly minority leader’s arrest came at the worst time for Republicans.
Recreational marijuana may finally be legalized during the 2020 session.
They’re determined to make a deal after their last effort went up in smoke.
New York City’s plan to build new jails to replace the notorious Rikers Island complex dominated headlines this fall.
The top criminal justice bills on Albany’s 2020 agenda.
Michael Bloomberg
Appearing at a black church in Brooklyn, the former NYC mayor addressed a liability in the Democratic presidential primary.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (right) announced that Dermot Shea (center) will be the next Commissioner of the New York Police Department, replacing James O'Neill (left).
He has a lot in common with his predecessor.
Protesters against solitary confinement at New York state correctional facilities, during a rally to urge New York state legislators to pass reform legislation at the state Capitol.
In a letter exclusively obtained by City & State, 137 progressive groups demand passage on first day of legislative session.
Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, stands with Rev. Al Sharpton during a news conference outside of New York Police headquarters.
Legislators are pushing for transparent police records. The Police Benevolent Association argues that puts officers at risk.