Cyrus Vance Jr. was elected Manhattan District Attorney last night, giving the borough it's first new DA in 35 years. Of course, the reign of prolific Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau is only ending because the the 90-year-old decided to retire earlier this year (he will to help out with the family farm). Vance, who was Morgenthau's choice to succeed him, told WCBS 2, "I intend to be a strong advocate for public safety, as district attorney. I've spent my entire career working on criminal justice issues, and I'm ready for that challenge." He also recently promised, "Safety on our streets is going to be a very, very important issue for our office."
Manhattan Finally Gets A New DA
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