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No Jail Time For Rikers Guard Who Broke A Teenager’s Teeth Then Tried To Cover It Up


“Sandy served admirably for the New York City Department of Correction.” Montgomery added: Sandy is looking forward to putting this behind him and getting on with his life.”

↓ Rikers Guard avoids jail time

Brooklyn ex-prosecutor in groping case agrees to deal dropping charges

NY Daily News

Sagaille’s lawyer, Ken Montgomery, said, “The district attorney offered something that was very fair in my opinion, considering the circumstance of this case.”

↓ Ex-prosecutor agrees to deal dropping charges

Trial of ex-Brooklyn sex crimes prosecutor accused of groping woman ends with deadlocked jury

NY Daily News

“I think this jury … had ample time to go over the testimony and deliberate,” said defense attorney Kenneth Montgomery. “I think this jury is indicating that they’re not going to be able to come to a decision.”

↓ Trial of Sex Crimes Prosecutor

The Roots of Mass Incarceration

Atlanta Black Star

Two hundred young Black and brown men hauled into Southern District of New York Federal District Court in Manhattan on federal conspiracy charges, 70 brought into Eastern District of New York Federal District Court in Brooklyn…

↓ The Roots of Mass Incarceration

Mistrial declared in former prosecutor’s sex assault case

NY Post

“I think this is a waste of time,” defense attorney Kenneth Montgomery said as he left court. “Chrismy Sagaille is innocent, he always said he was innocent from day one and that he kissed her consensually,” his spokesman, Mike Paul, said in a statement.

↓ Mistrial Former Prosecutor

Sex crimes prosecutor’s DWI and sex assault cases might be combined

NY Post

“This is a young man’s career on the line,” defense attorney Ken Montgomery responded. Montgomery also informed the judge he had an “inappropriate conversation” with the victim in the sex assault case, who had contacted him.

↓ Prosecutor’s Cases Combined

The Painful Reality I Was Forced to Face As a Young Black Attorney in Brooklyn

Atlanta Black Star

The year was 1997 and I was a young 25-year-old prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, one of the largest in the country. I was fresh out of law school and the plan was to get as much trial experience as possible…

↓ The Painful Reality I Was Forced to Face

Feds reveal well-endowed jail guard’s sick nickname

NY Post

“It can’t simply be the stigma, that the allegations [are] enough, because then everybody would be guilty,” said attorney Kenneth Montgomery, telling jurors the feds wanted them to “convict simply because they said so and because of the stigma of these allegations.”

↓ Feds Reveal Nickname

Family of Kimani Gray, reaches $250G settlement

NY Daily News

“We have a family that’s been in mourning,” said Ken Montgomery, one of the lawyers for the Gray family. “Pushing the case to trial could have only further extended the grieving process.” “It’s not a guarantee of any justice,” Montgomery said.

↓ Family Reaches $250G Settlement

Jury hears of alleged correction officer sex attacks on female inmates during first day of trial

NY Daily News

Perez’s attorney, Ken Montgomery, urged jurors to keep an open mind despite the “salacious details” from prosecutors. “We have a rich history where the accusation can destroy a life,” he said.

↓ Jury Hears of Allegations

Defense lawyer speaks out after teens arraigned in Brooklyn gang rape

Atlanta Black Star

After he was retained on Tuesday to represent 14-year-old suspect Denzel Murray, Attorney Kenneth Montgomery spoke publicly about the existence of a video he says shows part of the incident.

↓ Defense Lawyer Speaks Out

Is Kalief Browder’s Story A Case For Reform Or Abolition? (Part 3, The Bing)


According to Criminal Defense Attorney, Kenneth Montgomery, “Prosecutors they don’t think about that, they have no concern about that. He’s not even human to them, that’s just a fact.”

↓ Reform Or Abolition

Acting Brooklyn district attorney will keep his seat

NY Post

“Brooklyn is in good hands with Gonzalez, the office knows that, and the people should know that too,” said defense attorney Ken Montgomery, who worked with Gonzalez in the late 90s.

↓ Brooklyn DA Keeps Seat

Will You Be My Black Friend?

GQ Magazine

His name was Kenny. I got his business card. We said, Let’s definitely hang out. Kenny is kind of intense. He told me about growing up in Brownsville and Crown Heights. And how he told his son that George Washington wasn’t who the teachers at school said he was: He was a man with slaves.

↓ GQ Will You Be My Black Friend

Pete Rock’s Lawyer Issues Statement on Police Brutality Incident

“When the officers arrived some of them entered the venue where they witnessed a peaceful environment, they quickly exited the venue and joined their fellow officers in the exit area of the venue. The officers then hurried into the club and began macing and assaulting individuals inside the club.


Lawyers Deliver Closing Statements In Russian Mob-Linked Murder Trial

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Calling the prosecution’s decision to bring charges against Ivanitsky based on the testimony of two admitted killers “a case where the government married the devil,” Montgomery began his attack with the prosecution’s two key witnesses.

↓ Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Rock From Heltah Skeltah Beats Attempted Murder Charge


Dru Ha, the CEO of Duck Down Records, made the announcement.
“Exhale for Rock & congratulations to his attorney Kenneth Montgomery for the NOT GUILTY VERDICT! Incredible job,” Dru Ha said via Twitter.

↓ AllHipHop Rock Beats Murder

We Spoke to Defense Attorneys about Racial Profiling and Trayvon Martin

Vice News

Ken Montgomery, a former prosecutor and current criminal defense attorney in Brooklyn, thinks that the notion that the Zimmerman verdict was just a failure to produce proof is intellectually dishonest.

↓ Vice Trayvon Martin

Teen’s shooting by N.Y. police angers already tense Brooklyn area

LA Times

“These police patrol these neighborhoods like they’re paramilitary,” said Kenneth J. Montgomery, an attorney for the Gray family. “That ‘innocent till proven guilty’ — that sounds great, but it’s not reality.”

↓ LA Times Mother’s Loss

A Mother’s Loss and a Mayor’s Unwelcome Sympathy

NY Times

“We weren’t interested in the photo op,” said Kenneth J. Montgomery, a lawyer representing Ms. Gray. “In the totem pole of important things and important emotions”…

↓ A Mayors Unwelcome Sympathy

Woman Who Sought U.S. Asylum Is Arrested

NY Times

A West African woman whose plea for political asylum drew national attention after she said she feared genital mutilation in Ghana was arrested in Queens yesterday on charges that she lied under oath…

↓ NY Times Woman Asylum

Woman Convicted of Assault in Bodega Stabbing

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A young mother was convicted yesterday morning for stabbing another woman in a Brownsville bodega. The incident originated as a disagreement over a missing mobile phone.

↓ Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Black Prosecutors

Race & Ethnicity in the new urban America

When New York City police officers fired 41 shots and killed the unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo in 1999, Kenneth Montgomery knew they would go free. “I knew justice would not be served,” he said.

↓ Black Prosecutors

Prosecution Is About Locking Black People Up

A former black prosecutor on why there aren’t more black prosecutors. “On Thursday I caught up with a defense lawyer named Kenneth Montgomery, who is black and grew up in Brownsville, Brooklyn before attending Fordham Law School…”

↓ Slate

Teacher, beau not guilty in slashing

NY Daily News

A Math Teacher and her ex-boyfriend broke into tears yesterday as a Queens jury acquitted them of viciously slashing the face of an elementary school principal two years ago.

↓ Not Guilty Queens

Beckford slaps combs with $5 million lawsuit

San Francisco Gate

Sean “Diddy” Combs has been slapped with a $5 million breach of contract and copyright infringement lawsuit by model Tyson Beckford.

↓ SFGate Beckford Combs