Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Thursday mentioned he was unaware of the efforts to get him ousted from workplace over his progressive prosecutorial agenda.
The high prosecutor was requested by a photographer in regards to the online campaign launched this week — and pushed by Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa — demanding an modification to the state structure to permit for a recall of Bragg’s election.
“I haven’t heard about what either of those two have said, so no comment,” Bragg mentioned as he exited a black SUV about 9:30 a.m. exterior his Lower Manhattan workplace.
“I was elected by the voters of Manhattan, we’re two weeks in, we plan to deliver safety and justice for all and we’re focused on the mission.”
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg mentioned he was unaware of the efforts to get him ousted from workplace.Steven Hirsch
Bragg, who was elected final yr and took workplace Jan. 1, was equally tight-lipped on Wednesday, saying “I’m not going to discuss an open matter” when he was requested about The Post’s front-page story about William Rolon, the wished ex-con whose armed theft costs had been downgraded to misdemeanors in accordance with Bragg’s reforms.
The revision petitioners are calling for would require approval of the state Legislature after which voters through a poll referendum — and will take a number of years. Unlike California, New York State doesn’t have a recall provision for voters to take away an elected official earlier than their scheduled re-election.
Andrew Giuliani, with Curtis Sliwa, addresses the media about eradicating Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, January 10, 2022.James Messerschmidt for NY Post
Bragg, Manhattan’s first black DA, has confronted fierce blowback from a number of officers — together with the brand new NYPD police commissioner, Staten Island district legal professional and the pinnacle of the NYPD’s largest union — for ordering prosecutors to cease in search of jail sentences for sure crimes and to downgrade felony costs in circumstances together with armed robberies and drug dealing.
Bragg and NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell on Tuesday mentioned they engaged in a “productive” dialog in regards to the DA’s insurance policies.
Bragg has mentioned he was caught off guard by the heavy pushback.
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg has confronted fierce blowback from a number of officers.Steven Hirsch
On Wednesday, The Post reported that Rolon, an ex-con accused of threatening a drug retailer employee with a knife, was informed by Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Jay Weiner that he ought to “feel lucky” he bought nabbed after the brand new, lefty DA took cost.
Colon on Tuesday failed to look in Brooklyn court docket in an earlier assault case.