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Sept. 6, 2018 -- White Plains, NY -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced a new video series, “Why I Became a Prosecutor,” introducing some Westchester County Assistant District Attorneys. These prosecutors represent the people in the courtrooms of Westchester County from the village, town and municipal courts throughout the county to the Daronco Courthouse in White Plains and the New York State Court of Appeals. Their job is to advocate for justice on behalf of victims, whether they be individual victims of crime at any level or the taxpayers and voters of the county who may have been taken advantage of by public servants.

DA Scarpino said, “We are excited to introduce our dedicated Assistant District Attorneys to the residents of Westchester through this video series. I am proud of the work each of them do and how they bring their valuable life experiences, education and commitment to justice to our office and to the courts every day. In these videos, their passion for justice comes through. As several of the interviewees will tell you, they believe being a prosecutor is where they get to “do the right thing every day” and advocate for the victims they serve.”

Video Series
In each video interview of the “Why I Became a Prosecutor” series, you will hear from Assistant District Attorneys (also called prosecutors) of varied levels of experience, from a wide array of cultural backgrounds, and whose life experiences have contributed to their commitment to public service and prosecuting crime. Each one represents a different division, branch or bureau of the District Attorney’s Office.

The DA’s Office
With over 115 prosecutors of a total staff of over 200, DA Anthony Scarpino leads the largest district attorney’s office north of New York City. In addition to the main office in the Richard J. Daronco Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains, the District Attorney’s Office has eight local criminal court bureaus and branches serving the county in Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Greenburgh, White Plains, New Rochelle, Yorktown, Northern Westchester (located in Mount Kisco) and Rye.

See the first two videos today. These and future videos can be accessed through this Web site or on our Westchester District Attorney YouTube Channel. New videos will be posted periodically over the next few months. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @WestchesterDA, or register for our monthly e-newsletter through our website home page for the latest news from the DA’s Office (WCDA).

Planned rollout of Fall 2018 video series

Sept. 6
Meet Assistant District Attorney Shameika Mathurin, White Plains Branch Chief of the Westchester County District Attorney's Office. With 12 years serving as a prosecutor, ADA Mathurin has had a wide breath of experience which she now brings to her leadership role as Branch Chief.

Meet Assistant District Adrian Murphy of the Investigations Division Identity Theft Unit of the Westchester County District Attorney's Office. ADA Murphy joined the DA's Office three years ago and is on the cutting edge of prosecuting identity theft.

Sept. 20
Meet Assistant District Attorney Michelle Lopez, Chief of the Sex Crimes Bureau of the Westchester County District Attorney's Office. ADA Lopez has served as an advocate for victims and a role model in the community for more than 20 years.

Oct. 4
Meet Assistant District Attorney Wayne Williams, a prosecutor in the New Rochelle Branch of the Westchester County District Attorney's Office. ADA Williams joined the DA's Office two years ago.

Oct. 18
Meet Assistant District Attorney Joyce Miller, Deputy Bureau Chief of the Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Bureaus of the Special Prosecutions Division of the Westchester County District Attorney's Office. ADA Miller has served as a prosecutor with the DA's Office for 12 years.

Nov. 1
Meet Assistant District Attorney Raffaelina Gianfrancesco of the Appeals and Special Litigation Division of the Westchester County District Attorney's Office. ADA Gianfrancesco is a seasoned prosecutor who has been with the DA's Office for 10 years.