Statement by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. on the Passing of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson

October 9, 2016

“I was privileged to work with Ken, first in his capacity as a gifted courtroom advocate, and subsequently during his too-brief tenure as a public servant committed to advancing public safety and justice reform for the People of Kings County. Ken and I began as courtroom adversaries but became friends. I will truly miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lu-Shawn, the Thompson family, and our partners in Brooklyn.”