Happy Lunar New Year to everyone! DA Thompson attended a “Year of the Goat” celebration hosted by former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Pacificana Restaurant in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
DA Ken Thompson held a press conference on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 to denounce the recent rash of hate crimes in Brooklyn along with Public Advocate Letita James, Assemblymember Maritza Davila and Government Affairs leader for Empire State Pride Agenda Matthew McMorrow.
Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters, Staten Island DA Daniel Donovan and DA Thompson together announced on Friday, September 12, 2014, charges against 4 childcare providers who falsified documents to get funds from taxpayers.
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 Taylonni Mazyck on May 31, 2013 paralyzed. 29 guns, plus quantities of drugs, recovered during course of investigation, and execution of arrest and search warrants.
The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office capped its inaugural Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with the announcement of the first Latino Chief Assistant District Attorney, Eric Gonzalez. Special guests included Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito as the keynote speaker, and a panel of immigration attorneys, Jojo Annobil and Camielle Mackler. The event also featured dance performances and Hispanic cuisine.
DA Thompson and his staff proudly marched in the 2014 West Indian Day Parade on Labor Day.
The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office has a Town Hall Summit in Coney Island on Thursday, October 24, 2014 at Liberation Diploma Plus High School. Several members of the community attended as well as local leaders including Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and City Councilman Mark Treyger. Residences where able to connect with members of Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson’s executive staff and learn about the programs and newly developed units created within his office.
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 that the murder convictions against David McCallum and Willie Stuckey were vacated. McCallum was released from prison after being behind bars for 29 years. Regretfully, Stuckey died in prison.
On Tuesday, December 23, 2014 District Attorney Ken Thompson held a press conference to announce the arrest of Mark Henry and four others for their role in smuggling guns from Georgia to Brooklyn on Delta Airlines flights. During our Office’s 7-month investigation, 153 guns were recovered.
On Tuesday August 5, 2014 DA Kenneth Thompson and several members of his office visited residents of Red Hook, Fort Greene, Brownsville and Canarsie during National Night Out Against Crime.