MANHATTAN - On Monday, Dan Quart sat down with the Appeal Live and NowThis to discuss why he’s running for Manhattan District Attorney. Quart discussed how he would build a fairer criminal justice system by declining to prosecute low level charges that provide no public safety benefit and instead focus on violent and economic crime that harm New Yorkers.
“Police accountability is public safety,” said Quart. “I fought in the legislature for five years for the repeal of the police secrecy laws and I wrote my own legislation making sure dash cam and body cam footage is disclosed to the public. But what you have is a failure of complete compliance by [current District Attorney] Vance’s office on providing actual records of officers to public defenders. That will change wholesale when I’m District Attorney.”
Watch the full interview here.