Press Release

ICYMI: Appeal Live: A Conversation with Dan Quart, Candidate for Manhattan District Attorney

March 31, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart

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.

About Dan Quart: Dan Quart is one of NYC’s top pro bono attorneys and a New York State Assemblymember representing Manhattan’s East Side. A Washington Heights native who grew up in subsidized housing with working-class parents, Dan was raised by a public school teacher and a social worker who taught him the value of public service. Since graduating law school, he has dedicated his career to standing up for tenants' rights and advocating for criminal justice reform.

As Manhattan’s next District Attorney, Dan will fight to end mass incarceration, hold law enforcement accountable for police brutality, and ensure that all Manhattanites feel safe. Learn more at and