Judge Profile

George A. Grasso

Judicial Experience:

  • Judge, New York City Criminal Court, Kings County, Re-Appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, 2015 to 2024
  • Judge, New York City Criminal Court, Kings County, Appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 2010 to 2014

Other Professional Experience:

  • First Deputy Police Commissioner, New York Police Department, 2002 to 2010
  • Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters/Chief Legal Counsel, New York Police Department, 1997 to 2002
  • Managing Attorney for Advocate's Office/Chief Disciplinary Prosecutor, New York Police Department, 1988 to 1993
  • Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice, S. John's University, 2001


  • Columbia University, Police Management Institute, 1994
  • J.D., St. John's School of Law, 1984
  • B.A., York College, 1980

Admission to the Bar:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1986
  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1985


  • Gender, Race and Discipline in the New York City Police Department, (with James J. Fyfe, Robert J. Kane and Michael Ansbro)
  • The New York City Police Department DWI Forfeiture Initiative, (with Howard Safir and Robert F. Messner)

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Agency Counsel Recognition Award, New York City Corporation Counsel
  • President, Police Management Institute Alumni Association, 2000 - 2004
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
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