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This edition: Brooklyn District Attorney

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 1, 2015.

First aired: April 15, 2015.

CityWide series host Ken Fisher continues the 19th season on CUNY-TV with Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.

Ken Thompson was sworn in as Brooklyn District Attorney on January 1, 2014. Mr. Thompson is a former Federal Prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York, where he was a member of the team that successfully prosecuted former New York City Police Officer Justin Volpe in the brutal beating and torture of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima in 1997.

Mr. Thompson served as a Special Assistant to the U.S. Treasury Department Undersecretary for Enforcement and was also on the team of lawyers and federal agents that investigated the raid on the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas, in 1993 in which four federal agents were killed.

After serving as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Thompson worked at an international law firm and then co-founded his own firm, where he represented several high-profile victims of discrimination and sexual violence. Mr. Thompson also worked with elected officials and members of the clergy to convince the U.S. Department of Justice to reopen the investigation into the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi.

Mr. Thompson was born, raised and educated in public schools in New York City, where his mother Clara Thompson was one of the first female police officers to patrol the streets. Mr. Thompson graduated magna cum laude from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and earned his law degree at New York University Law School.

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Ken Thompson District Attorney, Office of the Brooklyn District Attorney

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