Richard Aborn

District Attorney
Born Sep 2, 1952

Richard Aborn is the president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, a partner in the law firm Constantine Cannon, and the managing director of Constantine & Aborn Advisory Services (CAAS) where he works with large urban police departments and criminal justice agencies in the United States and Europe.… Read More

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1952 Birth Aborn was born in New York in 1952 and attended the University of Dubuque before studying at John Marshall Law School.


1979 27 Years Old In 1979 Aborn became an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's office under Robert M. Morgenthau.


1984 32 Years Old In the District Attorney's office he prosecuted felonies, including homicides, until 1984 when he began the law firm of Aborn and Anesi.


1992 40 Years Old From 1992-1996 Aborn served as the president of Handgun Control Inc. (now the Brady Campaign) and was a principal strategist behind the passing of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act as well as the Federal Assault Weapons Ban. … Read More
1999 47 Years Old In 1999 Aborn was commissioned by the New York City Public Advocate to conduct an investigation of the NYPD’s disciplinary system and its response to civilian complaints of misconduct. … Read More
2001 49 Years Old In 2001 Aborn served as the senior law enforcement advisor to the Democratic mayoral nominee. … Read More


2009 57 Years Old While on leave from his position in 2009 he was a candidate for Manhattan District Attorney. … Read More
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