DA Thompson Speaks to National Public Radio’s
“To the Point” About the Conviction Review Unit

DA Thompson discussed wrongful convictions on KCRW's "To the Point" with host
Warren Olney along with guest Maurice Possley and Jane-Ann Murray

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DA Thompson Vacates Wrongful Conviction Of Innocent Immigrant Facing Deportation For 1986 Burglary Case

 

An immigrant who was framed for burglary nearly 30 years ago, causing him to face deportation decades later, was left with one option — asking Brooklyn prosecutors to clear his name.  Read Daily News Article


Bedford-Stuyvesant Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For Robbery and Shooting That Left Victim Paralyzed

Shooting Occurred During Home Invasion Robbery At Tompkins Houses

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a Brooklyn man convicted for a home invasion robbery in which he shot one man five times and left him paralyzed from the waist down has been sentenced to the maximum of 25 years in prison.


DA Ken Thompson Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tributes

On Monday, January 19, 2015 - Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson attended Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives' (NOBLE) tribute at the Christ Fellowship Baptist Church and the Vulcan Society of African-American Firefighters, at Vulcan Hall. 


Brooklyn Man Who Shot At Police Officers Sentenced To 40 Years in Prison

Defendant Convicted Of Two Counts Of Attempted Aggravated Assault On A Police Officer

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 33-year-old Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for shooting at two New York City Police Officers after they stopped him because he was acting suspiciously and fidgeting with his waistband.


Brooklyn Man Convicted Of Murder for Shooting Death Of 28-Year-Old Following Argument in Flatbush

Defendant Faces Up To 25 Years To Life In Prison At Sentencing

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 22-year-old man has been convicted of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for shooting to death an unarmed stranger following an argument at a local deli.


Brooklyn Restaurant Owner Indicted for Scheme to Defraud; Allegedly Failed to Pay Edna’s Soul Food Employees More Than $8,000

Defendants Face Up To Four Years In Prison If Convicted

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that two men who owned Edna’s Soul Food Restaurant in Brownsville have been indicted for failing to pay more than 10 employees including cashiers, fry cooks, servers, cleaners, delivery drivers and an assistant manager more than $8,000 in back wages.


Brooklyn Man Indicted For Assault In Accidental Shooting Of Daughter; Child’s Mother Indicted For Reckless Endangerment

Defendant Shot Nine-Month-Old Girl While Cleaning Gun

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 47-year-old man has been indicted on second-degree assault and other charges for allegedly accidentally shooting his 9-month-old daughter in his Brownsville home while cleaning his gun.


Statement by Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson Regarding the Exoneration of Derrick Hamilton

“Wrongful convictions ultimately destroy the lives of the people who are wrongfully convicted, as well as their families, and also do great damage to the integrity of the justice system. The people of Brooklyn elected me to ensure that justice is done and that is what my decision to vacate Derrick Hamilton’s conviction reflects.  The Conviction Review Unit carefully analyzed the scene of the crime and based on the scientific and medical evidence concluded that the sole eyewitness’ account was unreliable,” said Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.




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DA Thompson Speaks with NY1’s Jeanine Ramirez
to Discuss His First Year In Office

NY1’s Jeanine Ramirez takes a look back at DA Ken Thompson’s first year in office. Watch NY1 News video


Sen. Schumer, Brooklyn DA Thompson Demand TSA Require Each Airport Develop Comprehensive Screening Process For All Employees

In the wake of D.A. Ken Thompson’s exposure of a highly disturbing gun running scheme, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to immediately implement a national requirement that all airports physically screen airline and airport employees each day before they enter secured areas of airports.

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Brooklyn Man Indicted For Sexually Assaulting Teenager While Pretending To Be Police Officer

Defendant Faces Up To 25 Years To Life In Prison If Convicted

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 47-year-old Brooklyn man has been arraigned on an eight-count indictment in which he is charged with forcing an 18-year-old woman to engage in sex acts and trying to rape her in Bushwick last October while claiming to be a police officer.


Former Brooklyn Resident Sentenced To Up To Life In Prison For Murder Of 14-Year-Old Girl He Met On Internet, Tampering With Evidence

Defendant Smothered Victim, Disposed of Her Badly Burned Body In Gerritsen Beach

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 22-year-old former Brooklyn resident has been sentenced to up to life in prison for the murder of a 14-year-old girl who he met on Facebook. The defendant smothered the girl to death and burned her body because he believed she was pregnant.


Serial Laundermat Groper Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

Defendant Convicted of Groping and Fondling Eight Women and Girls

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 29-year-old Long Island man has been sentenced to three years in prison following his conviction last month in connection with the sexual abuse and other charges for groping and fondling teenage girls and young women in laundermats located in the Brownsville and Canarsie sections of Brooklyn.



No Justice, No Peace - By Matthew McKnight



Derrick Hamilton, the 11th person exonerated by DA Ken Thompson in just one year. Hamilton calls DA Thompson"
an angel."



DA Ken Thompson Speaks with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin about Former Delta Airline Employee Allegedly Smuggling Guns On Flights


Former Delta Airlines Employee and Alleged Brooklyn Gun Trafficker Allegedly Carried Guns and Ammo, Including Assault Weapons, On Many Delta Airlines Flights, Investigation Reveals; 153 Weapons Recovered

Defendant Was Allegedly Aided By Atlanta Airport Worker; Shocking Security Breach Discovered During Illegal Firearms Investigation

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, today announced that four men have been charged in two separate indictments for allegedly conspiring to sell 153 firearms – almost all of which were purchased in Georgia and destined for the streets of Brooklyn.

  Press conference video