Alvin Bragg is running to be our next Manhattan District Attorney, a position Cy Vance currently holds. The District Attorney (DA) is responsible for the prosecution of violations of New York state laws (federal law violations in Manhattan are prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York). The DA’s duties typically include reviewing police arrest reports, deciding whether to bring criminal charges against arrested people in the county, and prosecuting criminal cases in court.
PoliticsNY asked Bragg three questions in three minutes as part of our meet the candidate series on the road to the June 22 citywide primaries.
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