Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes’ 23-year run as Brooklyn’s top prosecutor has come to an end following his stunning defeat in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
Hynes was the city’s first sitting district attorney to be voted from office since 1955 after he was defeated by former prosecutor Kenneth Thompson 55% to 44%, according to unofficial results.
A Brooklyn District Attorney had not been voted out of office since 1911.
“Tonight we have made history,” Thompson told his supporters. “It has been against tough odds, we are now on a path to a better future for Brooklyn, one that will make our communities both safer and stronger.”