Bronx DA: Bronx Prosecutor To Receive Thomas E. Dewey Medal


ADA Raymond Valerio Will Be Honored By New York City Bar Association

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that Assistant District Attorney Raymond Valerio is a recipient of the Thomas E. Dewey Medal from the New York City Bar Association.

District Attorney Clark said, “Ray is one of the leading forensic prosecutors in the country and rightfully deserves this prestigious award. As Chief of the Forensic Science Unit, he oversees all forensic-based prosecutions in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, including DNA, latent fingerprints, microscopic ballistic evidence and body worn camera footage. Thanks to Ray’s dedication, our Office has led the city’s five DA’s Offices in planning and implementing the body worn camera program with the NYPD.”

ADA Valerio began his career in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office in 2004. He has prosecuted hundreds of cases involving street crimes, domestic violence and public corruption.  ADA Valerio graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law.

The Dewey Medal is given annually to an outstanding prosecutor in each of the city’s five District Attorney’s Offices and in the Office of the City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor. It is named for Thomas E. Dewey, the gang-busting prosecutor who was elected District Attorney of New York County in 1937 and brought integrity and professionalism to the office of District Attorney. Dewey later became governor of New York.

ADA Valerio will receive the medal at a ceremony tonight at the New York City Bar Association.

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