Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes Loses Primary After 24 Years in Office

Defeated by a former federal prosecutor who will likely become first black Brooklyn DA


After 24 years in office, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes went down in defeat Tuesday night in New York City's Democratic primary.

In the end, both those who admired Hynes and those who had come to vilify him can likely now agree on one thing: He had simply stayed in office too long.