As District Attorney, I Will…

  • Bring transparency to our justice system to ensure the District Attorney’s office and those entrusted with administering equal application of the law are fair, just and straight forward with the constituents they serve.
  • Establish an Office of Integrity to ensure that the men and women working to protect us are honest, professional and respectful.
  • Modernize our justice system with advanced technologies, including an interactive app you can use to see court dates, learn about legal requirements and procedures, and get information about the various courts.
  • Institute mentoring programs for our elementary and high school students based on a civics and criminal law curriculum to prevent the incarceration of our young people.
  • Create an Ambassadors for Justice program, working with and building trust with our police officers and diverse communities on issues of public safety.
  • Provide ongoing legal training for our police and Assistant District Attorneys, to help them build more solid cases and protect innocent people.
  • Work to strengthen our gun laws, including expanding background checks to further reduce crime and improve our quality of life.
  • Expand ComALERT, the successful reentry program I helped spearhead, helping individuals successfully transition back into our communities.

In the 30 years I’ve been working to serve the people of New York, I have provided resolutions to thousands of individuals seeking justice. I have managed the legal and administrative operations of an office that included 1,500 law enforcement professionals. I have successfully prosecuted large-scale drug operators, spearheaded gun violence initiatives, and introduced the City’s first gun buy-back programs. I have collaborated with numerous Federal and local agencies to protect our neighborhoods from crime and injustice, removed teen prostitutes from the streets, and targeted their pimps and patrons. I have targeted diversity and discrimination issues in employment, housing, and public accommodations, and worked with our students to keep them on the right path in life. I have revamped a city agency by resolving its serious backlog of cases that had threatened to shut it down and restructuring it into an efficient office that was able to deliver services once again. And one of my proudest achievements was spearheading ComALERT, a program that helps the formerly incarcerated successfully transition home and become productive members of society.

I look forward to serving all my fellow Brooklynites and uniting us all under One Justice.

Patricia Gatling

Patricia Gatling

In the News…

March 29, 2017

Brooklyn DA candidate Gatling talks bold leadership at Metropolitan Black Bar Association event

District attorney candidate Patricia Gatling was in Manhattan on Tuesday night…

Gatling & Dinkins News
February 16, 2017

Patricia Gatling—DA candidate endorsed by Mayor Dinkins

Patricia Gatling, former NYC human rights commissioner and first assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, today received the endorsement of former NYC Mayor David N. Dinkins for Brooklyn district attorney.

February 9, 2017

Former City Human Rights Commissioner to Run For Brooklyn DA

“The former head of the New York City Commission on Human Rights became the first person to announce a run for Brooklyn District Attorney next year.” Read the full article here.

MBBA’s 2017 Black Women Lawyers: Lessons in Leadership – Panelist Patricia Gatling

Patricia Gatling at Bay Democratic Club Kings County, NYC