Longtime Brooklyn DA Unseated in Dem. Primary


Kenneth Thompson won the Democratic nomination for Brooklyn district attorney Tuesday, unseating longtime prosecutor Charles Hynes.

Hynes has the support of the GOP but says he won’t run as a Republican. There are no other major party candidates in the general election.

Thompson takes over one of the nation’s largest district attorney’s offices — it sees more than 1,500 new cases a week and handles more than 80,000 per year.

Charles “Joe” Hynes, 78, held the job more than 20 years — a ubiquitous figure with a tough-on-crime persona won him diverse fans — and critics — throughout the borough.