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Brooklyn DA takes part in Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration

May 30, 2017 By Rob Abruzzese, Legal Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez with Judicial Award recipient Presiding Justice Randall T. Eng, of the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Second Department during an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration at Brooklyn Law School last Tuesday. Photos courtesy of the Brooklyn DA’s Office
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Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez hosted an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration where Justice Randall T. Eng, of the Appellate Division, Second Department, and three others were honored at Brooklyn Law School on Tuesday, May 23.

“Justice Randall Eng, who was born in Canton, China and raised in New York City, has been an inspiration and a role model for so many attorneys, including me,” Gonzalez said. “He is a pioneer and a trailblazer with an exceptional legal mind.

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“I am honored to present him with our Judicial Award recognizing his tremendous career and his leadership at the Second Department,” Gonzalez continued. “When he retires at the end of this year it will be with a legacy of outstanding public service.”

The other honorees included Louie Liu, founder of the Brooklyn Asian Civilian Observation Patrol; Michael Lee, executive director of APEX Youth; and Steven Choi, executive director for New York Immigration Coalition.

The four honorees were chosen for their involvement with professional, legal and community groups that have impacted and improved the lives of Brooklyn residents.

Gonzalez also presented the family of fallen NYPD Detective Wenjian Liu with an In Memoriam Award. Liu and his partner Detective Rafael Ramos were killed in the line of duty while in their patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant in December 2014.

The event ended with a musical selection by Soh Daiko, Taiko in NYC.


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