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


ADA Astrid Borgstedt Will Be Honored By New York City Bar Association

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

          District Attorney Clark said, “Astrid, who serves as Trial Counsel in our Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Bureau, has ardently pursued and achieved justice for countless victims of sexual violence and child abuse. She rightfully deserves this prestigious award. She has handled the most sensitive, complicated cases with compassion and integrity, and has served the people of the Bronx well.”

         ADA Borgstedt began her career in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office in 1988. Since 2003 she has served in the Child Abuse /Sex Crimes Bureau, prosecuting hundreds of cases involving these special victims. From 1990-2003 she prosecuted domestic violence cases in addition to child abuse and sex crimes. ADA Borgstedt graduated from Emory University School of Law and Bryn Mawr College.

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

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