Councilman Rory Lancman announces bid for Queens district attorney seat in 2019

By Jillian Jorgensen | September 26, 2018, 6:00 AM

Queens Councilman Rory Lancman is running for district attorney in Queens — on a platform of reforming the criminal justice system and with the endorsement of two women whose sons were killed by police.

Lancman, a Democrat who chairs the council’s committee on criminal justice, rolled out his candidacy for the 2019 race with a slickly-produced video about the meaning of justice featuring Gwenn Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, who was killed when an NYPD officer placed him in a chokehold while trying to arrest him for selling untaxed cigarettes.

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