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A police killing in Philadelphia could change Pa. use-of-force cases forever

Philadelphia’s district attorney wants the state’s highest court to alter the instructions jurors hear before rendering verdicts in cases where police use deadly force.

By Colin Deppen/Spotlight PA

Krasner sues Pa. AG over settlement agreement with opioid distributors

The national settlement appears to jeopardize all local litigation against the group of opioid manufacturers and distributors, potentially barring Krasner’s suit and others in the state from going forward.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Philly DA finds ‘horrendous abuses of power’ among cops, prosecutors in special report

“Combined, these men spent 384 years wrongfully imprisoned,” Larry Krasner wrote.

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

Incumbent Philadelphia prosecutor Larry Krasner wins primary

Krasner will face Republican challenger and well-known local attorney Charles Peruto Jr. in November.

By Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press

Philly gun court aims to move cases through faster, prevent future crimes

This specialized court started holding preliminary hearings without much fanfare on March 8, a decade after the city shut down its first seven-year experiment with it.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Krasner calls on Philadelphia leaders to invest $100 million to help curb gun violence

The Philadelphia Police Department reported 64 homicides as of today, a 33% increase compared this time to last year.

By Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY

Philly DA joins effort to confront racism in the criminal justice system

Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins, Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner and San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin announced the initiative Wednesday in partnership with the Grassroots Law Project, which is leading the effort.

By The Associated Press

Philadelphia DA suggests police not applying law equally amid protests

Larry Krasner says some incidents “continue to raise serious questions about policing and unequal application of the law" in the city.
By The Associated Press