02 Apr 2023 By theguardian
In obtaining a grand jury indictment against Donald Trump over his hush money payment to Stormy Daniels in 2016, the Democrat has now carved himself a place in history, as the man behind the first vote to criminally indict a former president.
Now 49, Bragg is a Harvard-educated former assistant New York state attorney general and assistant US attorney in the southern district of New York.
In 2021, he was elected as the first Black Manhattan DA and only the fourth permanent occupant of the post in 80 years.
Bragg has also faced criticism for his approach to crime, not least from the New York City police commissioner, Keechant Sewell.
Later in 2022, the issue of crime and punishment in New York flared forth again. After a Hispanic Harlem shopkeeper stabbed a Black assailant, Bragg charged the shopkeeper with second-degree murder. After an outcry, the charges were dropped.