A New York state assemblyman says he is preparing legislation to give the state attorney general sole power to prosecute police crimes. This comes in the wake of the death of Eric Garner and a request by the attorney general for an executive order to investigate such cases.
The New York State attorney general has announced an agreement with the City of Newburgh Police Department to provide greater access for residents who do not speak English.
The agreement ensures language access for one of the state’s so-called Limited English Proficient, or LEP, communities. Kristen Clarke is the Civil Rights Bureau Chief at the state attorney general’s office. She says her office received information and complaints, and heard from advocates about the problems in communicating with law enforcement in various parts of the state.
The Republican candidate for New York state attorney general stopped in Orange County Thursday. He was in Newburgh to talk with local elected officials about what is needed to cut down on the city’s crime.
The New York State attorney general is suing four gas stations in and around New York City, alleging price gouging in the days following Hurricane Sandy. He also announced settlements with a few dozen others, including stations in the Hudson Valley.
The New York State attorney general is marking Earth Day by announcing nearly $4 million in grants to help improve water quality in the Bronx River. Ten entities in the Bronx and Westchester are on the receiving end.