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Somerset County district attorney accused of sexual assault loses pay under new law

Somerset County District Attorney Jeffrey Lynn Thomas will no longer collect his $185,000 salary, which for now goes to acting District Attorney Molly Metzgar.

By The Associated Press

Who investigates police killings in Pennsylvania, and why there are few checks and balances

In Pennsylvania, elected district attorneys determine whether or not to charge officers who kill or use force against civilians.

By Gary Harki/Spotlight PA

Philly DA Larry Krasner cruises to reelection victory

“This is about a movement. It is not about us as individuals.”

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

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Incumbent Philadelphia prosecutor Larry Krasner wins primary

The primary was seen as referendum on whether a wave of prosecutors elected on promises of criminal justice reform would be blamed for increasing violence.

By Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press

Fayette County district attorney announce 23 prison corruption indictments

“When we started this, we never knew how deep the corruption was."
By The Associated Press

Pa. prosecutor fights child welfare agency over drug testing him

Greene County District Attorney David Russo says mandatory drug tests and a home inspection without probable cause would violate his constitutional rights.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pennsylvania adds muscle to reviewing convictions for errors

The unit is designed to provide county district attorneys with the resources to analyze past convictions.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Philly DA to stop charging for possession of opioid treatment drug popular on the street

Buprenorphine is one of three Food and Drug Administration-approved medications to treat opioid use disorder. But because it’s technically a low-grade opioid, it counts as a controlled substance, and without a prescription, it’s illegal.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY