Image

10:56 PM / Thursday August 18, 2022

2 Jan 2018

Larry Krasner sworn in as Philadelphia District Attorney

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
January 2, 2018 Category: Local Posted by:

????6ABC screengrab

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) –Democrat Larry Krasner took the oath of office Tuesday to become the new the district attorney of Philadelphia.

The former public defender was sworn in at the Kimmel Center.

Image

Krasner has been a critic of what he calls mass incarceration. He vows to not pursue death sentences and backs the idea of safe injection sites for heroin users.

He would also like to see the use of cash bail scaled back and eventually eliminated.

The police union and the Fraternal Order of Police have criticized Krasner as being soft on crime and hostile toward police. The president of the FOP did not attend the swearing-in, but in a statement congratulated Krasner and said he hopes they can have a good working relationship.

“Today we start the long road towards trading division between police and communities they serve for unity and reconciliation and cooperation, all of which makes us safer,” Krasner said.

Krasner was elected after Seth Williams resigned following his corruption conviction.

Kelley Hodge has served as interim DA.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Entertainment

Rihanna boyfriend charged with felony assault with a firearm

August 16, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email By ANDREW DALTON LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky was charged with...

Week In Review

Father, son get life for hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Wanda Cooper-Jones and Marcus Arbery, the parents of Ahmaud Arbery, address...

Health

The value of culturally competent care: How centering health equity can improve quality and lower costs

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Daniel Sanchez  BPT By Daniel Sanchez Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Health...

Stateside

Biden signs massive climate and health care legislation

August 16, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email By ZEKE MILLER and SEUNG MIN KIM WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden...

Color Of Money

Three ways to protect against social engineering attacks

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT The foundation of all human relationships is trust. But our tendency to...

Food And Beverage

What’s Cookin’? Guacamole with White Peaches

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email Tweet Share Pin Email Related Posts What’s Cookin’? Apple Tea What’s Cookin’?: 7...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff