Statement of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson Regarding Alleged Fatal Police Shooting of Akai Gurley

As we continue to gather the facts, the fatal shooting of this unarmed man is deeply troubling and warrants an immediate, fair and thorough investigation.


Brooklyn Man Convicted Of Manslaughter in Vicious Attack Stemming From Theft of Eight Dollars

Defendant Faces Up To 25 Years In Prison At Sentencing

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 46-year-old Brooklyn man has been convicted of first-degree manslaughter for beating and stabbing to death a 39-year-old man in East Williamsburg. The defendant’s 21-year-old son pleaded guilty to assault for his part in the attack.


Statement of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Arraignment of Yonathan Souid for Allegedly Unlawfully Climbing Brooklyn Bridge

“This defendant’s foolish and unlawful conduct is a breach of security and a danger to himself and others. It will not be tolerated. This is not a game and we will be seeking jail time.”


32 Defendants, Including Reputed Members of ‘Gates Avenue Mafia,’ Charged With Conspiracy Following Complaints of Violence, Drugs

Hundreds of Neighborhood Residents Outraged in Wake of Shooting That Left 11-Year-Old Bedford-Stuyvesant Girl Paralyzed; Twenty-Nine Guns, Plus Quantities of Drugs, Recovered During Course of Investigation, And Execution of Arrest and Search Warrants

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, today announced that 32 defendants, including 12 reputed members of the ‘Gates Avenue Mafia,’ have been variously charged in three separate indictments with conspiracy to sell firearms, heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine in and around Gates Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant and in upstate Gloversville, New York, and with the attempted murder of an upstate man.
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Brooklyn District Attorney Announces More Than A Dozen Latin Kings Charged With Brutal Assaults and Kidnapping

Eighteen Defendants, Including 15 Latin Kings, Named in Two Separate Indictments

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson and New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton today announced that 14 members of a Brooklyn “tribe” of the street gang the Latin Kings have been indicted on conspiracy and other charges for taking part in vicious attacks that left four victims maimed for life. Four other defendants, including a Latin King, are charged with kidnapping and other charges in a separate, unrelated indictment.


Statement of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on the new Marijuana Policy Announced by Mayor DeBlasio and Commissioner Bratton

"I applaud the Mayor’s decision to no longer arrest first-time offenders or individuals found in possession of small amounts of marijuana Citywide, similar to the approach that I have taken in Brooklyn."


Brooklyn Man Arraigned On Murder Indictment for Beating Death Of Three-Year-Old Stepdaughter, Faces Up To Life in Prison

Defendant Also Indicted For Assaulting Her Five-Year-Old Brother

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a Bushwick man has been arraigned on a seven-count indictment charging him with second-degree murder and other charges in connection with the beating death of his three-year-old stepdaughter, Jeida Torres, and the assault of his five-year-old stepson, Andrew Torres.


Brooklyn Man Who Shot Stranger On Subway Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison

Victim Shot In Face In Unprovoked Attack On ‘3’ Train At Saratoga Avenue

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a Crown Heights man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison following his conviction on second-degree attempted murder and other charges for shooting an unarmed man who was a complete stranger in the face on a ‘3’ train.


Two Police Officers Indicted For Assaulting Teenager During Arrest In Crown Heights Captured on Video Tape


From left to right: Chief of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Hate Crimes Unit Marc Fleidner, DA Ken Thompson and Chief Assistant District Attorney
Eric Gonzalez

One Officer Allegedly Struck A 16-Year-Old Boy In The Mouth With His Gun Allegedly Breaking His Teeth While Another Officer Allegedly Punched Him in the Face

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that two New York City Police Department officers have been charged with assaulting a 16-year-old boy during a recent arrest in Crown Heights.


Two Brooklyn Senior Citizens Charged With Possessing
Child Pornography

Defendants Allegedly Downloaded Hundreds of Vile Images Depicting Children

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that two men – ages 68 and 70 – have been charged in separate cases with possessing a sexual performance by a child for allegedly downloading from the Internet disturbing images and videos of children depicted in a sexual manner or performing sexual acts with adults.


Two Men Indicted In Arson-For-Hire Plot; And On Grand Larceny, Identity Theft And Other Charges In Real Estate Scheme

Defendants Enlisted Undercover Detective To “Torch” Building

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that two men have been charged in two indictments with conspiring to set fire to a building to force out squatters, and to steal properties using fraudulent deeds.


Two Drivers Indicted For Manslaughter And Other Charges In Death of Passenger Following Alcohol-Fueled, High Speed Collision

Rare Instance Where Two Drivers Are Charged With Killing Same Victim

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that two men have been named in a 26-count indictment in which they are charged with second-degree manslaughter and other charges stemming from an early morning collision on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights that left a female passenger dead.


Bushwick Man Who Fired Shots at Gay Men After Taunting Them With Homophobic Slurs Indicted For Attempted Murder as a Hate Crime

From left to right: Government Affair leader for Empire State Pride Agenda Matthew McMarrow, Public Advocate Letitia James, Councilmember Rafael Espinal, DA Ken Thompson, Chairperson for Community Board No. 4 Julie Dent, Assemblymember Maritza Davila and Chief of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Hate Crimes Unit Marc Fleidner  

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today said that a Bushwick man has been charged in a 13-count indictment with second-degree attempted murder as a hate crime and other charges stemming from an incident last month in which he and two others taunted three men with anti-gay slurs before the defendant allegedly fired six shots at the trio, striking one of the men in the buttocks. video-camera video