She overwhelmingly beat the incumbent in the Democratic Primary in June, won the general election in November, and now its official, former federal prosecutor and MSNBC legal analyst Mimi Rocah has been sworn in as Westchester County’s new District Attorney. Rocah was sworn in Monday morning, January 4th and had her mentor, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, administer the oath in White Plains.
“Few things are as important as holding public officials accountable and stopping corruption. We will be giving the public integrity cases of the office the priority and resources they deserve. We will be changing the reporting structure for the public integrity bureau so that it reports directly to the Executive Office of the DA so that I know exactly how we are conducting these sensitive investigations,” Rocah said in her inauguration speech. Monday morning.
“Similarly, our nation is demanding greater accountability for police officers and we must answer that call together with our partners in law enforcement. To those partners I say: We want the same thing. We want our communities to trust us. We want our badges to have respect. We want to be proud of our job and our colleagues. None of us can do our job effectively when people question our integrity. We will work with you to reduce crime and keep our communities safe in a way that will earn and keep the public’s trust. We won’t always agree, but I promise to listen to your point of view and have dialogue. And, I will ask nothing of you I do not ask of myself and the prosecutors in my office.”
Black Westchester congratulates new Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah. Watch full video of her inauguration and swearing-in ceremony, below.