PRESS RELEASES ARCHIVES

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November 28, 2022

Grand Jury Convened to Consider Evidence in an Investigation of Forgery Illegal Voting, and Identity Theft Relating to a 2021 Staten Island Primary Election – Issues Report Urging Significant Changes to New York City and State Procedures for Absentee Ballot Applications, Signature Verification, and Voter Identification

August 25, 2022

Dozens of packages containing approximately 8,000 fentanyl pills addressed to areas throughout the country were intercepted by law enforcement at mailing facilities on Staten Island; Joint investigation led to takedown of fentanyl pill mill in Jersey City earlier this month

August 17, 2022

Defendant kept huskies in deplorable conditions and neglected to provide proper sustenance, food, and water; Sheriff’s Office and ASPCA rescued dogs following investigation

June 7, 2022

Staten Island DA’s office has met with numerous non-violence groups in past several weeks including True 2 Life, Mothers Against Senseless Killings, Occupy the Block, the Canvas Institute and more to discuss the root causes of gun violence and what we can do before an individual resorts to carrying a gun.

May 10, 2022

D.A. McMahon joins Staten Island elected officials, premier behavioral health organizations, and community treatment partners to recognize the first “National Fentanyl Awareness Day

April 26, 2022

SI Safe Ride offers discounted rides with Uber to Staten Island residents celebrating
Cinco de Mayo, May 5, 2022

April 22, 2022

Week of events will raise awareness of victims’ rights and services, highlighting local
programs, and honoring victims and their loved ones affected by crime

April 1, 2022

A Program providing high school girls with access to professional role models, career
mentoring and resources to live their dreams

February 2, 2022

Defendant Nelson Pizarro allegedly fired a gun at NYPD detectives attempting to execute a
search warrant for an unrelated narcotics case

December 18, 2021

The NYC Family Justice Center on Staten Island was officially named for former
Richmond County District Attorney William L. Murphy during a ceremony honoring his legacy.

December 15, 2021

Steps to Address the Crisis at Rikers Island

December 7, 2021

Long term investigation into overdoses inside the Richmond Hotel resulted in takedown of drug
dealing ring

November 10, 2021

Defendant Deji Adetimirin allegedly submitted 170 fraudulent unemployment insurance applications using stolen identities

November 5, 2021

Margaret Garnett, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation (“DOI”), announced today the arrest of a Staten Island homeowner on bribery and related charges for allegedly offering a bribe to a City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Asbestos Inspector in exchange for overlooking asbestos violations at the defendant’s home.

November 5, 2021

Defendant Francis Batama killed Semori Wilson on May 10, 2018 outside a bar in Stapleton

October 18, 2021

Defendant killed his wife and stored her remains in a storage unit in attempt to cover up the crime

October 15, 2021

RCDA staff set out across Staten Island to post flyers with resources for victims of domestic violence in the windows of local businesses

October 7, 2021

Scheme involved using information previously stolen from American Express account holders to purchase Apple gift cards and products from Apple Store in Staten Island Mall

September 28, 2021

Joint investigation between DA McMahon’s office and DSNY resulted in Sanitation Police issuing 62 summonses totaling approximately $7K in fines to individuals who posted dozens of “Cars 4 Cash” stickers and signs all across Staten Island

August 26, 2021

Partnership between RCDA and DSNY identifies litter-filled public areas and deploys DSNY
teams for clean-up and enforcement actions

August 6, 2021

MindOpen Learning Strategies, a Staten Island based consulting organization, will provide training and coaching to RCDA staff to enhance DEI efforts; in coming weeks, RCDA will host an Equity Workshop for RCDA Leaders, publish a report on RCDA’s DEI Efforts …

August 6, 2021

Staten Island District Attorney Michael E. McMahon this week held a meeting of the Staten Island Hate Crimes Task Force to provide updates on his office’s latest hate crime investigations and prosecutions in the borough as well as to announce new and upcoming initiatives to help combat hate and bias on Staten Island.

July 22, 2021

Staten Island DA’s Conviction Integrity Review Unit reinvestigated 1997 homicide case, discovered new evidence, and determined defendant’s actual innocence; first wrongful conviction case successfully brought on Staten Island.

June 30, 2021

Ongoing joint initiative to address illegal dumping on Staten Island delivers new ‘no dumping’
traffic sign in trouble spot along West Shore Expressway

June 16, 2021

Three defendants conspired to commit an armed robbery inside of a recording studio, fatally
shooting 23-year-old Jahade Chancey during the attempted burglary

June 8, 2021

Two bills, the Elder Parole Act and the Fair and Timely Parole Act, would pave way for
incarcerated individuals convicted of serious and violent crimes to be released early from prisons
in New York State

May 19, 2021

RCDA, Staten Island PPS and Northwell Health will work on development, implementation,
and expansion of community health programing to address substance abuse and gun violence
prevention on Staten Island

April 20, 2021

RCDA will be celebrating and honoring victims throughout the week with a series of in-person and virtual events emphasizing the importance of helping and supporting victims of crime

April 16, 2021

** “Slam the Scam” encourages Staten Islanders to just hang up on telephone and other scams; delivers new educational and law enforcement resources, including RCDA’s dedicated SCAM hotline, web portal, and digital tip form, to combat and protect residents from scams**

March 19, 2021

Each year, District Attorney Michael E. McMahon hosts the “Step Up. Step Forward. Stop
Bullying.” Contest, a way for Staten Island students to express their feelings and experiences with bullying through
art and writing.