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Monday, October 10, 2016

Statement by Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on the Passing of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch today released the following statement on the passing of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson:

“With the passing of Kenneth Thompson, the United States has lost a tireless defender of equal rights and a steadfast champion of equal justice.  Through our work together as federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York, I came to know Ken as a devoted public servant.  That determination was at the center of all his cases, including the prosecution of police officers for the assault upon Abner Louima, a case I had the privilege of working on alongside him.  Ken leaves behind a proud legacy of integrity, selflessness and excellence.  Our nation is a stronger and safer place because of his dedicated service.  Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.  He will be truly missed.”

Press Release Number: 
16-1183
Updated October 10, 2016