New York City Police Department

Press Release | 2009-PH04

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # PH-04
Wednesday, March 25, 2009



NEW YORK CITY POLICE COMMISSIONER RAYMOND W. KELLY SUPPORTS PROGRAM BY BROOKLYN DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO HANDLE PROSECUTION OF ASSAULTS AGAINST NEW YORK CITY TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT AGENTS

NYPD PHOTO: New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly joined Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes to announce the creation of a new program to handle prosecution of assaults against New York City Traffic Enforcement Agents.

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“This program is essential, to ensure that assaults on Traffic Enforcement Agents are prosecuted swiftly, efficiently and to the fullest extent of the law,” said District Attorney Hynes. “These officers help keep our streets safe, and I applaud the State Legislature for passing a new law last July, which made assaulting them a felony.”

Police Commissioner Kelly said, “Traffic Enforcement Agents perform valuable and essential services for members of the public who often show little appreciation or worse. I supported the law that made it a felony to assault a traffic enforcement agent, and I applaud the commitment by District Attorney Hynes to make its enforcement a priority. The message is simple: assault a traffic agent, go to jail.”

Assaulting a Traffic Agent is a Class-D Felony, punishable by up to 7 years in prison.

For more information, see:
http://www.brooklynda.org/press_releases/pr_mar_09.htm#06



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