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GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF
Governor Directing Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Ken Thompson’s
“I am profoundly saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Brooklyn
District Attorney Ken Thompson after a battle with cancer. Ken was a
dedicated public servant who embodied the highest principles of the
law, and his grand presence will be sorely missed.
lifelong New Yorker, Ken was known as an effective, aggressive civil
rights leader – and a national voice for criminal justice reform.
When he took office in 2014, Ken became the first African-American
in history to serve as Brooklyn District Attorney. He also served
with distinction as a federal prosecutor, working with Loretta Lynch
in the Eastern District of New York before founding a law firm
devoted to social justice and the fight against discrimination.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Thompson family, friends
and neighbors, and the entire Brooklyn community at this difficult
time. As a tribute to Ken’s enduring legacy, I am directing all
flags to half staff on Monday, October 10, 2016.”
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