Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson died Sunday, several sources said.
Elected in 2013 on an agenda of reform and racial justice, Mr. Thompson had earned a reputation as both an advocate for minority communities and a tough law-enforcement officer.
Raymond Mora, who died in prison, William Vasquez and Amaury Villalobos, who served 32 years, were cleared by District Attorney Ken Thompson’s office.
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson will be taking a leave of absence while he confronts a recent diagnosis of cancer. He said in a press release, "As a man of intense faith, I intend to fight and win the battle against this dis...
Mr. Thompson, who took over the job in 2014, had announced five days ago that he had cancer and would take leave from work.