Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson lauded at his funeral
Brooklyn’s top prosecutor Ken Thompson was remembered at his funeral Saturday as a champion of justice.
U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other local, state and federal officials packed the Christian Cultural Center in East New York for the service that was punctuated with spirited music and a hymn sung by gospel and R&B singer Benjamin “BeBe” Winans.
The 50-year-old Thompson died Oct. 9, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment for cancer.
“We, in law enforcement, have lost one of our brightest lights, one of our stars who had such promise for the future,” Lynch told the gathering.