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Candidate questionnaire

All candidates for Manhattan District Attorney were given a survey designed from the People’s Coalition for Manhattan DA Accountability platform. Below are the simple responses. Download full results here.

Keva Landrum

Candidates
Quart
FARHADIAN
Lang
Bragg
Florence
Orlins
Aboushi
Cut office by 50%
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
End Asset Forfeiture
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
End holding property
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
January 2021 plan to DP
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Decline to prosecute all predatory, police-initiated incidents
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dismiss Cross complaints
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Eliminate orders of protection in cross complaints
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Never seek more than minimum sentence
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Concurrent Sentencing
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Never seek life sentences
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Eliminate sentencing enhancements
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Eliminate felony murder
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
End practice of prosecuting people in mental health facility
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Never pursue a retrial after misconduct
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Punish prosecutors who knowingly use bad cops
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
All databases public
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Commit to not joining DAASNY
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
End conspiracy
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
End use of NYPD gang database
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
End other databases
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Gang alert
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dismantle intelligence driven
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Decline to prosecute cases with bad cops
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Never charge resisting arrest
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DP single-witness NYPD
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Advocate for NYPD Interrogation Reforms
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Entity outside DANY to hold police accountable
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Support Community led Process to hold NYPD accountable
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
End DANY programming
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
End Youth NYPD programming
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Prohibit surveillance of youth
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Decline school arrests
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Do not oppose removals to family court
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Don’t collaborate with ICE or other federal agencies
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Reduce pre-trial by 80%
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plan for ending pre-trial detention
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
DP prostitution cases
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DP massage cases
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
End VICE
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Support legislation related to sex worker rights
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Support parole release
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Support re-entry
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Support expungment legislation
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
End Surcharges & Supervision Fees
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Decline to Prosecute Survivors of Domestic Violence
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Individualize every case
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Consider indigence for fines or fees.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Stop upcharging to get jail time
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minimum sentences as presumptive
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
End the trial tax
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
End Mandatory Minimums
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Create Independant Conviction Review Unit
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Public Process for Disciplining ADAs for Misconduct
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Support Reforms to CPL 440.10
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Commit to Discovery Reforms
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Make All Office Policies Public
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Refuse Donations from Police and Bail Bonds Companies
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Expose Police Who Are Not Credible
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Make Bad Cops List Public
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advocate for Bad Cops to be Fired
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Promote Permanent Bans for Bad Cops
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Presumptive Non-Jail Dispositions for Young People
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Make Public Demographic Data of Youth Prosecutions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Seek Youthful Offender Resolutions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Expand Youthful Offender Eligibility
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Support Repeal of Juvenile Offender Laws
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Consider Collateral Consequences for Immigrants
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Prompt Resolution of Cases for Immigrants
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Keep ICE out of Courthouses
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Progressive U-Visa Policy
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Promote Lanugage Access
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Support Fully-Funded NYIFUP
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Support Legislation to Restrict Collaboration with ICE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Support Protect our Courts Act
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Presumption of release
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
NO
Yes
Yes
ADAs won’t seek bail or jail when they know little about the case or people‚Äôs finances
Agree
Agree
Agree
Agree
Agree
Agree
Agree
Criticize judges who abuse pretrial discretion
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Support release requests for Public Health
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Vacate records of trafficking survivors
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Support limiting Human Trafficking Intervention Court
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Include parole letters in plea agreement
Yes
NO
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Support COVID-19 release measures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Vacate decriminalized convictions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Vacate convictions on decline to prosecute offenses
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Support ending technical violations
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Support limits to jail time for parole violations
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Support Parole Reform Legislation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Support Voting Rights
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Presume Innocence/Center holistic practice
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No blanket bans on restorative justice
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATI for some violent offenses
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Present all non-jail options
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes