Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Rep. Jeffries on the Death of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson

Oct 9, 2016
Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the death of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson:

Ken Thompson was a devoted father and loving husband.  He built an incredible civil rights law practice founded on the principle of liberty and justice for all.  He served our city and the nation with great distinction, first as a federal prosecutor and then as the dynamic Brooklyn District Attorney.  And he was my friend.  

As District Attorney, Ken Thompson kept us safe, freed the wrongfully convicted, successfully prosecuted gunrunners, reformed the practice of low level marijuana arrests and established groundbreaking, compassionate smart on crime policies.  In a short time in office, he made a tremendous difference and he will never be forgotten.

 

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