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In the controversialcriminal justice reform, hundreds of prosecutors in New York City have left the district attorney's office.
This year's Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg office bleeds 65 assistant district attorneys. This is about 12% of the staff.
Bragg released a memo on his third day in office, ordering prosecutors not to seek imprisonment for many crimes, including robbery and commercial robbery, and to downgrade allegations. I did.
According to the New York Post, the situation in Manhattan reflects the situation in Brooklyn, with 67 prosecutors (about 13%) resigning from DA Erik Gonzalez's office as of June 17. And just last Thursday alone, three more people resigned. In 2020, 84 people resigned, and in 2021, 94 people resigned. From this year to May, 59 prosecutors have resigned in Bronx.
Former prosecutor calls Manhattan DA's Soft On Demand policy'Definition of madness'
District Attorney Alvin Bragg is at a voting rally in A I will give a lecture at. Philip Randolph Square in Harlem, New York City, November 1, 2021. (Michael M. Santiago / Getty Images)
Resignation is a state criminal judicial reform that some have criticized as being too annoying It's in the middle of.
In 2019, New York adopted a discovery requirement that ordered lawyers to hand over large amounts of material to lawyers in a short period of time.
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Joan Illuzzi-Orbon,Former Manhattan District Attorney, the chief of the court who charged Harvey Weinstein, told the New York Post that such a regulation was "our lawyer. Is crippled. "
"You will be the file clerk, not the lawyer in the trial," she said, and if there is a alleged misconduct, you need to create body camera footage of all officers protesting. I gave an example that it might be.
The Empire State Building is another almost empty office building Towering above, March 4, 2021, in New York City. (Spencer Pratt / Getty Images)
"It's crazy," she added. "Most of them are completely irrelevant and have nothing to do with the issue of the case."
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Illuzzi-Orbon's explanation of national reform was reflected in the former Manhattan assistant district, as lawyer Daniel Bib told Fox Newsin January. , Bragg's memo said that crimes such as armed robbery were downgraded as a "definition of madness."
Fox News' Rebecca Rosenberg contributed to this report.