As Brooklyn District Attorney, Kenneth Thompson supervises over 500 prosecutors and runs one of the largest District Attorney’s Offices in the country. Prior to becoming DA, he served as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn and then established his own law firm, Thompson Wigdor LLP. In 2011, he successfully represented Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel housekeeper who reported that she was sexually assaulted in a Manhattan hotel room by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, after her case had been dropped by prosecutors. Most recently, District Attorney Thompson expanded and strengthened his Human Trafficking Unit in order to help trafficking survivors, as well as prosecute offenders, more effectively. District Attorney Thompson died on October 9, 2016 at the age of 50.
“Everyone should join this movement because these are our daughters, sisters, mothers and neighbors.”