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Post date: October 9 2016

Statement From A.G. Schneiderman On The Passing Of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson

News from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

STATEMENT FROM A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN ON THE PASSING OF BROOKLYN DISTRICT ATTORNEY KEN THOMPSON

NEW YORK - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement following the passing of Ken Thompson, Brooklyn District Attorney:

I am devastated to learn of the death of my dear friend and colleague, Ken Thompson. Ken was a wonderful and committed public servant. In less than three years as District Attorney, Ken had an indelible impact on Brooklyn, our city, and our criminal justice system. Ken practiced law with a sense of fairness and respect for everyone in the courtroom and cared deeply and fought hard to advance the cause of civil rights. As an elected official, Ken embodied the highest ideals of public service, always doing what he believed was right, not just what was popular. Ken Thompson's time in public office will shine as an example to those of us in law enforcement for years to come. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this very difficult time.