DA Thompson says he has cancer
Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced Tuesday that he has cancer, but he did not specify what kind.
In a statement, he said that Chief Assistant Eric Gonzalez will lead the DA's office when he's gone for treatment and recovery.
"As a man of intense faith, I intend to fight and win the battle against this disease," the statement read. "I humbly seek your sincere prayers as I confront this challenge."
He also asked for privacy for his family.