Two Brooklyn Senior Citizens Charged With Possessing
Child Pornography

Defendants Allegedly Downloaded Hundreds of Vile Images Depicting Children

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that two men – ages 68 and 70 – have been charged in separate cases with possessing a sexual performance by a child for allegedly downloading from the Internet disturbing images and videos of children depicted in a sexual manner or performing sexual acts with adults.


Two Men Indicted In Arson-For-Hire Plot; And On Grand Larceny, Identity Theft And Other Charges In Real Estate Scheme

Defendants Enlisted Undercover Detective To “Torch” Building

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that two men have been charged in two indictments with conspiring to set fire to a building to force out squatters, and to steal properties using fraudulent deeds.


Two Drivers Indicted For Manslaughter And Other Charges In Death of Passenger Following Alcohol-Fueled, High Speed Collision

Rare Instance Where Two Drivers Are Charged With Killing Same Victim

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that two men have been named in a 26-count indictment in which they are charged with second-degree manslaughter and other charges stemming from an early morning collision on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights that left a female passenger dead.


Bushwick Man Who Fired Shots at Gay Men After Taunting Them With Homophobic Slurs Indicted For Attempted Murder as a Hate Crime

From left to right: Government Affair leader for Empire State Pride Agenda Matthew McMarrow, Public Advocate Letitia James, Councilmember Rafael Espinal, DA Ken Thompson, Chairperson for Community Board No. 4 Julie Dent, Assemblymember Maritza Davila and Chief of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Hate Crimes Unit Marc Fleidner  

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today said that a Bushwick man has been charged in a 13-count indictment with second-degree attempted murder as a hate crime and other charges stemming from an incident last month in which he and two others taunted three men with anti-gay slurs before the defendant allegedly fired six shots at the trio, striking one of the men in the buttocks. video-camera video


Suspended Lawyer Indicted for Embezzling Over $100,000
From Clients

Defendant Failed to Pay His Clients Settlement Money; Often Settled Cases Without Telling Them

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that an attorney who was suspended from practicing law has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 from clients he represented in personal injury lawsuits.


Twelve Charged With Narcotics Trafficking Following Undercover Investigation at Tilden Houses in Brownsville

Approximately 180 Undercover Buys Made During Course of Nine-Month Operation

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, today announced that 12 alleged drug dealers have been variously charged in criminal complaints with selling crack cocaine, cocaine, heroin and marijuana to undercover officers over the past nine months during an anti-drug initiative at the Samuel J. Tilden Houses in Brownsville.


Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson Announces He Will Move to Vacate Conviction of David McCallum Who Has Been Wrongfully Imprisoned for Nearly 30 Years

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that he will move to vacate murder and other charges against David McCallum and the late Willie Stuckey, who were convicted in the 1985 kidnapping and murder of Nathan Blenner. The decision follows a thorough review of the case by the District Attorney’s Conviction Review Unit.

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D.A. Thompson Announces New Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau Formed By Merging Gang and Major Narcotics Investigations Bureaus

Focus On Combatting Gun Violence and Other Criminal Activity Associated With Gangs and Narcotics
Organizations In Brooklyn

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced the formation of a Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau that will bring together prosecutors with expertise in fighting gangs and drug organizations, and use multiple prosecution strategies, to systematically incapacitate and dismantle these dangerous and violent enterprises that are destroying lives and wreaking havoc in our communities.


DA Ken Thompson announced the appointment of Eric Gonzalez, the first Latino Chief Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn

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Brooklyn District Attorney Announces Appointment of First Latino Chief Assistant District Attorney During Inaugural Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced appointment of Assistant District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, as his Chief Assistant District Attorney during his Office’s inaugural celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, October 9, 2014


Six Indicted in Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and “Crystal Meth” in New York City and Pennsylvania

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Kings County District Attorney KENNETH P. THOMPSON and JAMES J. HUNT, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New York Division, announced the indictment of six individuals for their roles in schemes to distribute heroin and methamphetamine in the New York metropolitan area and in Pennsylvania.


Brooklyn Man Indicted For Posing As Police Officer, Pulling Over Driver And Threatening To Shoot Him

Defendant Showed Phony Shield, Menaced Man with Air Pistol; Had Flashing Lights on Dashboard, Handcuffs,
Bulletproof Vest

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 20-year-old Brooklyn man has been indicted on charges including impersonating a police officer and menacing for threatening to kill a driver he had pulled over in a phony “traffic stop” in Crown Heights.


Brooklyn High School Teacher Indicted For Kidnapping, Criminal Sex Act and Other Charges Involving Six Students

Defendant Allegedly ‘Groomed’ Teens Between 2011 and 2014

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a Brooklyn Technical High School math and science teacher who was indicted last month for allegedly sending an explicit photograph to a 16-year-old student has been charged in a new 36-count indictment with crimes including kidnapping and criminal sexual act after investigators found evidence on his computer that he allegedly victimized six other teenage girls.


School Teacher Arraigned on Charges of Sexual Abuse Of
Five Students

Defendant Accused of Groping and Fondling Children Between Ages 9 and 11

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 36-year-old Brooklyn elementary school science teacher has been arraigned on charges relating to the sexual abuse of five of his young female students on school property.


Bronx Man Indicted For Slashing Bus Driver

Defendant Faces Up To 25 Years In Prison If Convicted

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 29-year-old Bronx man has been indicted on assault and other charges for allegedly slashing the neck of a New York City Transit bus driver earlier this month.