Kenneth Thompson

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson (credit: Getty Images)

Brooklyn DA: Medicaid Fraud Ring Lured Poor Customers With Free Sneakers

Thompson said recruiters would stake out homeless shelters, soup kitchens and welfare offices searching for people with Medicaid cards.

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Michael Waithe served a year in prison after being convicted of burglary in 1987. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Man’s 1987 Wrongful Burglary Conviction Vacated In Brooklyn

Prosecutors said they began reviewing Waithe’s case after he wrote them a letter last fall. He was convicted on the testimony of a woman who lived in the building where Waithe worked as security guard.

01/29/2015

Retired NYPD Detective Louis Scarcella (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn DA To Clear Convict Who Said He Was Framed By Detective

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson’s office announced Monday that he will exonerate Derrick Hamilton, who served 21 years in prison on a wrongful conviction after saying he was framed by an allegedly crooked police detective.

01/05/2015

Akai Gurley, man shot to death inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex by a rookie police officer. (credit: Exploretalent.com)

Lawmakers Discuss Police Shooting Of Unarmed Brooklyn Man With Prosecutors

The medical examiner’s office said Sunday that 28-year-old Akai Gurley died from a single bullet to the torso.

11/24/2014

A man rolls a joint (file/credit: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD To Begin Issuing Tickets For Low-Level Marijuana Offenses

Police Commissioner William Bratton announced Monday that officers will now be allowed to issue simple summonses for certain low-level marijuana offenses, rather than making arrests.

11/10/2014

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson (credit: Getty Images)

Brooklyn DA Announces Indictment In Alleged Anti-Gay Shooting

The charge is in connection with an attack last month on three gay men who were dressed in women’s clothing and walking near Bushwick Avenue.

10/28/2014

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson (credit: Getty Images)

With Hate Crimes On The Rise, Brooklyn DA Launches New Unit

The Brooklyn district attorney has created a hate crimes unit to deal with a rise in reported racially and religiously motivated attacks across the borough.

09/30/2014

Retired NYPD Detective Louis Scarcella (credit: CBS 2)

Former NYPD Detective Louis Scarcella Defends His Tactics In 1991 Murder Case

Testifying for the first time, Louis Scarcella tried to minimize his role in the conviction of Rosean Hargrave for the 1991 killing of a correction officer in Crown Heights.

09/24/2014

2 Men Convicted Of Mistaken-Identity Killing In Brooklyn

Two men who mistook a man for a rival gang member have been convicted of stabbing him to death on a Brooklyn street, prosecutors said.

07/09/2014

DA: Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Toll Collector Switched $24,000 With Counterfeit Bills

Jonathan Germain, 22, was released without bail after his arraignment on charges of larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

06/25/2014

Daniel St. Hubert appears in court on June 11, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Suspect Indicted In Brooklyn Elevator Stabbing Attack That Killed 6-Year-Old Boy

A man charged with stabbing a 6-year-old boy to death and critically injuring a 7-year-old girl inside an elevator in Brooklyn has been indicted for murder and other charges, authorities said Wednesday.

06/11/2014

Wrongly Convicted Brooklyn Man Sues State For $25 Million After Serving 24 Years In Prison

Derrick Deacon was convicted in the 1989 shooting death of teenager during a robbery in a Flatbush apartment complex. He was freed on new evidence last year.

04/14/2014

Jonathan Fleming (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Man Exonerated After 24 Years In Prison: ‘I’m Gonna Live The Rest Of My Life’

Jonathan Fleming was freed Tuesday and cleared of a killing that happened when he was 1,100 miles away on a Disney World vacation.

04/08/2014

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson (credit: Brooklyn DA's Office)

Brooklyn DA Dropping ‘Bogus’ Charges Against Sex Abuse Whistleblower

Prosecutors say they’ll move to drop all charges against a Brooklyn man in a controversial extortion case involving a Hasidic Jewish religious leader.

03/07/2014

Kenneth Thompson (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Charles Hynes (brooklynda.org)

Thompson Beats Hynes In Brooklyn District Attorney Race

Kenneth Thompson was elected district attorney in Brooklyn Tuesday night, defeating longtime incumbent Charles “Joe” Hynes, who refused to accept defeat after a bruising Democratic primary.

11/05/2013

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