Vance, Jr. Takes DA Seat

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Cyrus Vance, Jr. was sworn into office yesterday as Manhattan's new district attorney. He's the first new D.A. to suceed Robert Morgenthau, who held the post for 35 years.

Yesterday, Vance, Jr. said at Monday's swearing in that he'd work on balancing public safety with fairness and that he would use "our immense power as prosecutors with humility."

Vance, Jr. worked in private practice in Seattle, Washington and in New York prior to taking the district attorney seat. He also served as an assistant prosecutor for Morgenthau in the 1980s.

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