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Bronx Criminal Court Forced to Speed it Up

Front of Bronx County Hall of Justice (photo: Wikimedia Commons/Christopher Le)

According to the New York Times, formal requests for speedy trials will soon be available in Bronx Criminal Court after a settlement was reached last Thursday.

The Bronx Defenders sued the court system in 2016 arguing that prolonging cases for low-level offenses infringes on a constitutional right to a speedy trial.

Also, in a statement, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said that it’s a step in the right direction, but the judicial process must continue to improve in order to achieve fairer outcomes for Bronxites.

Read the full August 9, 2018 report by Ali Winston in NEW YORK TIMES…

Read the Borough President’s full statement…

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