Gov. Cuomo will not make appointment to fill vacant Brooklyn District Attorney spot

ByMichael Tatar, Eyewitness News WABC logo
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson speaks during a press conference, Wednesday Oct. 15, 2014 in New York.
AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday he will not make an appointment to finish the rest of late Brooklyn district attorney Ken Thompson's term.

Brooklyn's first black district attorney died October 9th after a brief battle with cancer. He was 50 years old.

The Brooklyn office will continue to be led by chief assistant DA Eric Gonzalez until the next election in 2017.

Gonzalez says he's deeply honored to be able to carry out Thompson's vision of equal justice and pledges to continue his criminal justice reform.