Brooklyn Man Sentenced To 25 Years To Life In Prison For Murder
Of Former Boyfriend

Defendant Knifed And Stomped 31-Year-Old Man In Their Bedford-Stuyvesant Apartment

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 27-year-old Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison following his conviction earlier this month on second-degree murder in the stabbing and beating of his former boyfriend.


The Brooklyn Human Trafficking Task Force

Human Trafficking Task Force Photo

DA Ken Thompson along with The Brooklyn Human Trafficking Task Force. Today, July 30, 2014 is World Day Against Trafficking In Persons.


Two Men Sentenced To 25 Years To Life In Prison For Stabbing Death Of Stranger They Mistakenly Thought Was Gang Rival

Innocent Victim, 20, Was Stabbed To Death With Broken Bottle and Knife

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that two men who were convicted last month for the stabbing death of a young man who they thought was a member of a rival gang have each been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder at a trial in which they each had separate juries.


Brooklyn 'Ground Central' for Wrongful Conviction Claims

DA Ken Thompson sat down with USA Today’s Yamiche Alcindor to discuss his efforts with numerous wrongful conviction claims and his Conviction Review Unit. view video


Fare Beater Who Shot Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Assault

Defendant To Serve 25 Years In Prison For Shooting Cop In Leg

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 29-year-old Brooklyn man has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on a police officer for shooting a New York City Police Department officer in the leg after the cop and his partner, who were both in uniform, stopped the man for boarding a bus without paying his fare.


Home Invasion Robber Sentenced To 20 Years To Life In Prison

Defendant Terrorized Crown Heights Family At Gunpoint;
Tracked Down After Stolen Cell Phone Used To Send Lewd Texts To Victim’s Daughter

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 30-year-old Brooklyn man, who has been deemed a violent persistent felon, has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison following his conviction on first-degree robbery and other charges in connection with a 2011 gunpoint home invasion in Crown Heights.


DA Thompson Behind The Scene on WNBC's The Debrief
with David Ushery


Brooklyn Man Charged With Stealing Over $42,000 From 87-Year-Old Woman By Forging Checks Against Her Account

Victim Had Already Given Defendant Almost $60,000

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a Brooklyn man has been charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument in the theft of $42,500 from an 87-year-old retired social worker he befriended and drove on errands.


DUMBO Restaurant Owner Sentenced To 3 1/3 to 10 Years In Prison For Stealing $200,000 In Sales Tax, Evading $1.2 Million

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that the owner of reBar, a now-shuttered restaurant located in DUMBO, has been sentenced to 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty last month to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud in connection with stealing approximately $200,000 in sales tax that he collected between 2009 and 2012, but failed to remit to the state.


Eight People – Including Five Teenagers -- Charged With Firearms Trafficking At Lafayette Gardens Housing Development

30 Handguns Purchased During Course of 10 Month Operation

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, today announced that eight people have been variously charged with selling firearms to undercover officers over the past 10 months during an undercover operation at Lafayette Gardens in Clinton Hill.


Two Men Convicted Of Murder In Stabbing Of Brooklyn Man They Wrongly Thought Was Gang Rival; Victim Bled To Death In Street

Juries Find Defendants Attacked the 20-year-old Victim with Broken Bottle and Knife After Asking “Que Barrio?”

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that two men have been convicted of second-degree murder in connection with an unprovoked attack on a 20-year-old man they suspected was a rival gangster, but who in fact did not belong to a gang.


Husband Sentenced To 18 Years To Life In Prison For Beating Death Of Wife As She Lay In Bed

Defendant Was Convicted At Bench Trial Last Month

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 75-year-old Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison for beating to death his 66-year-old wife in their Midwood home in 2011. The defendant was convicted last month following a bench trial.


Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson Announces New Policy For Prosecuting Low-Level Marijuana Possession Arrests

Focuses Limited Law Enforcement Resources On Most Serious Cases; Keeps Offenders From ‘Going Through the System’ For Cases That Frequently, and Predictably, End In Dismissal

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that, under most circumstances, his office will no longer prosecute first-time offenders arrested for low-level misdemeanor marijuana possession


Eight Charged With Narcotics Trafficking Following Undercover Investigation at Lafayette Gardens Housing Development

Approximately 95 Undercover Buys Made During Course of Eight Month Operation

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, today announced that eight alleged drug dealers have been variously charged with selling crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana to undercover officers over the past eight months during an anti-drug initiative at Lafayette Gardens in Clinton Hill.


Hugh L. Carey Tunnel Temporary Toll Collector Charged With Stealing More Than $24,000 in Cash Tolls, Replacing It With Counterfeit Bills

Defendant Faces Up To 15 Years In Prison If Convicted

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a temporary Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridge and Tunnel officer who worked on the Brooklyn side of the Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnel has been charged with stealing approximately $24,270 in cash tolls and replacing the stolen cash with counterfeit bills.