Cyrus Vance

It’s hard to prosecute sexual assault allegations – and critics aren’t sure if the Manhattan DA really wants to.
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Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance walks out of court
The Manhattan DA is making some reforms, but not all advocates are mollified.
Rory Lancman New York City Council
District Attorney Richard Brown, who has served for decades, may not run in the 2019.
NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill speaking at City & State's Protecting NY Summit in July 2018.
But police commissioner expects compromise on state records-shielding law.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill announce a new policy to reduce unnecessary marijuana arrests.
New York City will replace marijuana possession arrests with summonses, but blacks and Latinos will still bear the brunt.
Donald Trump, flanked by sons Eric (right) and Donald Jr. (left) during a campaign stop in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2016.
And if federal officials don’t pursue charges, state and city prosecutors could.
Donald Trump waves to journalists as he walks across the South Lawn.
Local prosecutors have jurisdiction over many of the president’s activities.