Brooklyn has lost a true champion of justice. Our borough stands united in mourning the terribly untimely passing of Ken Thompson, a man who set a gold standard for public service that has had a lasting impact across our country. From enacting marijuana prosecution reform to addressing the open warrant crisis for low-level offenses, he introduced much-needed fairness and compassion into our criminal justice system. Furthermore, Ken’s commitment to the law and to the well-being of our children and families made our streets fundamentally safer.
Ken was more than my colleague; he was my friend. I am honored to be beside him in the storied history of Brooklyn as the first African-Americans to hold boroughwide office, and I know that many young men and women will reach a bit higher because of the heights that Ken reached in his career and his life. Let us all lift up his family and friends at this most difficult hour, and let us continue to support the men and women of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office who will further the mission that Ken Thompson laid out for our borough, city, state, and nation.
Let’s come together to celebrate Ken’s life, support his family and continue his legacy in the true spirit of One Brooklyn!
Viewing and funeral services will be held at:
Christian Cultural Center
12020 Flatlands Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Viewing: Friday, October 14, 2016 – 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Funeral Service: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Eric L. Adams