Bronx safety director accused of providing cocaine to drug dealers

Michael Rodriguez, 48, is the director of the nonprofit Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence.

News 12 Staff

Aug 2, 2023, 11:30 AM

Updated 291 days ago

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The director of a gun violence prevention group based in the Bronx is facing drug and gun-related charges.
Michael Rodriguez, 48, is the director of the nonprofit Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence (B.R.A.G.), a program that says it works to promote safe streets throughout the borough.
After a two-yearlong investigation, prosecutors in court say he allegedly supplied cocaine to drug dealers in Hudson Valley.
Rodriguez is one of 15 people being charged with these crimes.


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