Sept. 21, 2021 -- "Today’s sentencing by a federal judge of David Hardy, whose reckless disregard for human life caused the senseless death of an innocent 13-year-old girl, Shamoya McKenzie, closes a long and brutal chapter for Shamoya’s mother, family, friends and community. I am so proud of the collaborative work of the prosecutors and investigators of the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, together with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the FBI’s Westchester Safe Streets Task Force, the Mount Vernon Police Department, and other law enforcement partners, in obtaining some measure of justice for Shamoya. It has been my honor and privilege to get to know Shamoya’s mother and friends, first as a federal prosecutor and now as District Attorney. Shamoya’s untimely death, thanks to the Shamoya McKenzie Foundation, Moms Demand Action and so many others, has been a unifying force to rid our streets of gun and gang violence. We will continue to fight for justice in her honor."


Jess Vecchiarelli, Director of Communications
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