Democrat Kenneth Thompson defeats longtime district attorney Charles Hynes

Thompson says he plans to bring in new technology, tackle gun violence and create a cyber-crime unit.

Thompson says he plans to bring in new technology, tackle gun violence and create a cyber-crime unit. (11/6/13)

BROOKLYN - Democrat Kenneth Thompson has triumphed in the battle for Brooklyn district attorney.

The former federal prosecutor received about 75 percent of votes to unseat Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes, who held the position for the last 24 years.

Thompson had already beaten Hynes in the Democratic primaries in September, but the longtime DA wasn't ready to give up and decided to run on the Republican ballot.

Thompson’s plans for the future include bringing in new technology, tackling gun violence and creating a cyber-crime unit.

Hynes says that at 78 years old, he's still not ready for retirement and is confident there will be more opportunities for him when he officially hands over the reins at the end of the year.
 

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