NEW YORK - More than 500,000 old warrants in the city seeking arrest for petty, non-violent offenses will be dismissed next month, in one of the most sweeping criminal justice reforms yet after decades of aggressive police enforcement of minor infractions, NY1 has learned exclusively. The plan, which will affect outstanding warrants at least 10 years old, has been approved by the mayor, the NYPD and at least four of the city’s district attorneys.
NY1 speaks exclusively with a mother who's fighting to get her son out of immigration detention. The Legal Aid Society provided this video of Najee Clark being arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents outside a Queens courthouse two weeks ago. Clark left a hearing for a traffic infraction- he had been arrested for driving without a license. ICE officers showed up at that hearing and arrested him. His mom tells us her son is not a violent criminal and is nervous he may be deported.
Hollywood actress Alfre Woodard has joined a movement to get a murder conviction tossed out. The man she's fighting for is in prison on charges of killing a retired police officer. NY1's Dean Meminger filed the following report. A mother in pain demands a new trial for her son Jon-Adrain Velazquez, who's been locked up since 1998 following the murder of a retired NYPD officer.
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