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Rep. Jeffries Statement on Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson

Brooklyn, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement concerning Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson:

“During his time as Brooklyn's top prosecutor, Ken Thompson has been a groundbreaking district attorney who has elevated the integrity and fairness of the criminal justice system in Kings County to unprecedented heights.  He is a transformational figure in the fight for criminal justice reform nationally and a staunch defender of the safety and security of Brooklynites at home.  During his tenure, Ken Thompson has fought hard on our behalf and it is that same spirit that will lead him to prevail in his battle against cancer.  My thoughts and prayers – and those of thousands of people I represent – are with Ken and his family during this challenging time.”