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Resource ID: #25675
Subject: Crime
Source: WNYC
Date: 08/21/2012; 08/22/2012



A nine-month investigation by WNYC's Ailsa Chang revealed that people accused of crimes in the Bronx have a greater chance of walking away without charges than anywhere else in New York City. Chang's two-part series shows that the Bronx County District Attorney's Office declines to prosecute thousands more cases than do the four other District Attorney offices. And the main reason is a troubling internal policy that no other prosecutors' office in the city follows: In the Bronx, a case is dropped if a victim doesn't cooperate within the first 24 hours after an arrest. Bronx prosecutors declined almost one quarter of all their cases in 2011. That's nearly four times the average rate Manhattan and Brooklyn prosecutors declined cases.

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