Ken Thompson is a former Brooklyn federal prosecutor, who has a long history of standing up for and protecting victims – from Abner Louima to Emmett Till.
Ken's mother, Clara Thompson, became one of the first women in the history of the NYPD to go on patrol as a police officer in 1973, and she served on the force for 21 years. Through her many years of service, personal sacrifice, and enormous courage, she instilled in Ken, as a child, the importance of public service and protecting others – values that have shaped Ken's professional career and his commitment to fairness, equality, and justice.
Ken believes in fundamental fairness and that there should be one system of justice for everyone – regardless of where you live or how much money you have.
As Brooklyn District Attorney, Ken will fight to protect our children and families, work hard to make our neighborhoods safer and stronger, and be thoughtful and proactive in applying comprehensive, community-inspired solutions to crime prevention.
Every day, Ken will work hard to do Brooklyn justice. Learn More »