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DA Vance announced the indictment of Akram Joudeh for attacking an off-duty NYPD detective with a meat cleaver. The defendant is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, and Menacing a Police Officer, among other charges. 

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the sentencing of DANNY LIN, 25, to 1 2/3-to-5 years in state prison for fatally striking a 57-year-old man with his car on the Lower East Side in November 2014. On July 7, 2016, a New York State Supreme Court jury found the defendant guilty of the sole count in the indictment against him: Manslaughter in the Second Degree. 

A coalition of groups gathered in Manhattan Thursday night to speak out about Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The groups marched down Broadway in Washington Heights, and then stopped at Mitchel Square Park in an event called "Shine the Light" to spotlight the issue. Survivors, faith leaders and victim service providers were all trying to help those who have been victims of domestic violence. The event was organized by members of the Washington Heights/Inwood Coalition Against Domestic Violence, including the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.

DA Vance announced the sentencing of Rodney Stover to 20 years-to-life in state prison for the April 2015 violent sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman in the bathroom of a bar in the Flatiron District. On September 21, 2016, Stover pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to three counts of Predatory Sexual Assault.

“I was privileged to work with Ken, first in his capacity as a gifted courtroom advocate, and subsequently during his too-brief tenure as a public servant committed to advancing public safety and justice reform for the People of Kings County. Ken and I began as courtroom adversaries but became friends. I will truly miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lu-Shawn, the Thompson family, and our partners in Brooklyn.”