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This DA says change bail reform law
February 23, 2022

Staten Island DA Michael McMahon is calling for changes to bail reform, unlike many other district attorneys who favor keeping the low or no bail plan.

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Impact & Excellence: Trailblazing prosecutor reflects on his ascension to Staten Island leadership
February 16, 2022

Thomas Ridges remembers walking to the mailbox at the Bedford-Stuyvesant housing projects to grab his mother’s welfare check, a lifeline in an area he self-described as one of the toughest in the city.

Thomas Ridges, executive assistant district attorney for the Richmond County District Attorney's Office, in his office in St. George on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022.
Staten Island DA on Mayor Adams plan to curb crime
February 8, 2022

Tensions are heating up this month as public officials debate the best way to improve public safety across the city.

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S.I. pols show united front supporting NYC Mayor Adams’ calls for criminal justice reform rollbacks
February 1, 2022

Staten Island’s elected officials presented a united front on the steps of City Hall Tuesday as they voiced support for Mayor Eric Adams’ calls to rollback recent criminal justice reform legislation.

District Attorney Michael McMahon speaks to reporters about bail reform with (front row from left) City Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli, Staten Island Borough President Vito Fossella, City Councilman David Carr, (back row from left) Fossella staffer William Beale, retired police office Christopher Campbell, retired police officer Kevin Sinclair, and Sergeants Benevolent Association Recording Secretary Michael Peruggia during a Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 press conference on the steps of New York City Hall.
Laws must change to end violence in our schools (opinion)
December 22, 2021

Like many Staten Islanders, I am deeply troubled by the violent incidents that have occurred involving teenagers and the use of illegal firearms…

Students at Susan E. Wagner High School march out the front doors of the school to the football field
Trio ran drug ring inside hotel on Staten Island where 3 fatal ODs occurred, alleges D.A.
December 7, 2021

Three St. George men did more than just hang their hats in the hotel rooms where they lived, allege prosecutors.

The defendants sold cocaine multiple times in their rooms at the Richmond Hotel on Central Avenue in St. George, allege prosecutors.
Staten Island district attorney hosts Germany’s first lady during visit to NYC
November 23, 2021

Almost 4,000 miles separate Germany from Staten Island, but last week the borough was host to a historic…

Michael E Mcmahon and Assemblyman Charles Fall met with Elke Büdenbender during her visit to Staten Island on Nov. 18, 2021
Staten Island man indicted in multi-million dollar unemployment fraud scheme
November 10, 2021

A Clifton man was arraigned Wednesday in state Supreme Court, St. George, on a 224-count indictment related to a $3.2 million dollar unemployment fraud scheme.

District Attorney Michael E. McMahon, seen in this 2016 file photo, said his office will continue to prosecute cases during the coronavirus pandemic.
Hotspotting the Opioid Crisis’: Here’s how artificial intelligence will identify those at-risk for an overdose
November 10, 2021

Two days after leaving a treatment facility, Staten Island native Samuel Grunlund, 27, died of a fentanyl-related overdose.

On Wednesday Megan Grunlund Wohltjen joined former-Congressman Max Rose and senior advisor to the Secure Future Project, president and CEO of Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) Dr. Brahim Ardolic, executive director of Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS), District Attorney Michael McMahon, and other officials as they announced a new public-private partnership – ‘Hotspotting the Opioid Crisis' -- that will help identify those at-risk of an overdose before it happens. (Staten Island Advance/Kristin Dalton)
Operation Illegal Sign Takedown’ removes signs, stickers and trash along Forest Avenue
November 6, 2021

Armed with garbage bags, trash pickers, sticker scrapers and gloves, more than two dozen community members met…

District Attorney Michael McMahon -- who spearheaded "Operation Illegal Sign Takedown" along with the city Department of Sanitation (DSNY), the Forest Regional Residents Civic Association, Forest Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), NYPD Patrol Borough and Where to Turn – said litter, signs, and stickers are an eye sore that need to go.