Reflection: DA Bragg discusses high profile indictments, social justice initiatives and crime with amNewYork Metro


Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has had a historic year, from the first indictment of a former United States President to joining the battle against ghost guns.

Bragg sat down with amNewYork Metro to reflect on 2023 as well as provide a look into the future.

The eyes of the world zeroed in on the Manhattan DA in March and April of 2023 after a grand jury indicted former President Donald Trump for an alleged hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. The moment sent shockwaves throughout the nation with some lauding Bragg for prosecuting the case, while others expressed harsh criticism of him, leading to death threats.

On March 24, a white substance was sent to his office along with a sinister message, Bragg told amNewYork Metro. He said it made him worry for the safety of his staff.

Donald Trump arrives for court.Photo by Dean Moses

“When I think about that time, as an employer, I think of the people who work in our mailroom. They are on the front lines opening white powder and we have protocols for that but, you know, that’s not something anyone signed up for,” Bragg said.