Charles J. Hynes’ decades-long run as Brooklyn’s district attorney is over.
With 95 percent of precincts reporting tonight, The Associated Press declared challenger Kenneth Thompson the winner. Thompson had a 55 percent to 45 percent lead at the time.
The race pitted the incumbent, who had touted his 24-year record as DA, against a young upstart who had said the office is “in crisis.”
Thompson, who is a former assistant U.S. attorney, begged to differ. Read more here.