Op-ed: District Attorney Richard A. Brown delivers year-end message to the residents of Queens County


| oped@queenscourier.com

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown – who begins his twenty-third year as Queens County’s chief law enforcement officer in 2014 – delivered the following year-end message to the residents of Queens County in which he noted that Queens County was again among the City’s leaders in crime reduction in 2013.

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D.A. and ACS react to increase in child abuse


| nrosenberg@queenscourier.com

Xiah Greene’s offense, like many of the others’, was that he cried. His mom left the house and, being the seven-month-old that he was, little Xiah shed some tears. It was a natural and common-enough transgression, but something in Xiah’s father, Larry Greene, snapped. One punch to the toddler’s chest was allegedly enough to end […]

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D.A. to headline ‘Top Women’ event


By Queens Courier Staff

The Queens Courier and Queens Business Today are bringing in a big gun for the eighth annual Top Women in Business Networking Awards Dinner. The event, already well known for attracting the borough’s best, brightest and most influential business leaders, will this year feature Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown as “Best Man of the […]

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Brown celebrates 19 years of making Queens safer


By Queens Courier Staff

Monday, June 1 marked the 19th year for Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown as the borough’s top law enforcement official. He was sworn into office on June 1, 1991 following his appointment by then-Governor Mario M. Cuomo. He was thereafter elected to a full four-year term that November and has been re-elected every four […]

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DA Brown honors Peralta


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown recently honored Assemblymember Jose Peralta as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring New York State for his dedication, commitment and service to the Latino communities. “Jose Peralta is truly deserving of the honor that we bestow on him today,” said District Attorney Brown. “As a first-generation Dominican-American, […]

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DA Brown Lauds Courier Editorial


By Queens Courier Staff

The Queens Courier editorial of May 11 is very much on the money in supporting the initiative of Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilmember Peter Vallone to restore the budget cuts that the City’s five District Attorneys have suffered in recent years. Prosecutors are an integral part of our criminal justice system. It makes little […]

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The Wendys Murder Case: DA Brown Mulls Death Penalty


By Queens Courier Staff

For once, the public and law enforcement agencies all agree. They believe that Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown has enough evidence in the Wendys murder to make an open and shut case for the death penalty. However, under New York State law, there are many legal twists and turns facing prosecutors in a death […]

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A Day in the life of the D.A.


By Queens Courier Staff

District Attorney Richard Brown gave fair warning last week that he is more than just a lawman in mufti. The 65-year-old D.A. proved it when minutes after giving a half-hour interview to The Queens Courier’s "Queens On The Air" program he and his driver arrested a suspected burglar near Queens Public Television’s studios on Kissena […]

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Private investigator, father and son indicted for tampering with witnesses in gun possession case


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A father and a son, along with a private investigator, have been indicted on charges of soliciting, intimidating and tampering with witnesses in a gun possession case in Jamaica.

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Reputed Rockaway street gang members cuffed for murder, assault plots


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

Thirteen alleged members of a Far Rockaway-based street gang found themselves in handcuffs Wednesday for an indictment charging them with various violent crimes including conspiring to murder and assault rival groups, prosecutors announced.

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Queens-based counterfeiting ring busted, loaded weapon and marijuana discovered


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photos courtesy NYPD

During its investigation and ensuring court-authorized searches, police reportedly recovered card readers, embossers and other equipment used for credit and debit card forgery along with more than $11,000 in cash, three vehicles, a loaded .40-caliber Glock firearm, 41 marijuana plants, two 5-gallon containers full of marijuana and high-intensity lights known to be used for growing pot indoors.

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Queens mourns Charleston massacre victims at vigil tonight


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office

Flushing Meadows Corona Park will play host to an interfaith prayer vigil this evening for the nine victims gunned down Wednesday night at a Charleston, S.C. church.

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Forest Park homicide suspect knew his victim: DA


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

Sought for questioning in the recent murder of a Flushing man in Forest Park, a person of interest in the case was picked up by police for drinking inside the park on Friday night and was later charged with the homicide, authorities said.

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