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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
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Kristen Johanson
September 06, 2019 - 7:35 am
Defense attorneys for Mumia Abu-Jamal have filed their latest appeal attempt in Pennsylvania Superior Court, and have accused the original Philadelphia prosecutor of misconduct during his 1982 murder trial. Abu-Jamal was convicted of killing police officer Danny Faulkner. This latest court filing...
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Maurice Hill
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
September 05, 2019 - 12:02 pm
The Philadelphia man accused of shooting six cops last month was expected to be in court Thursday for his preliminary hearing, but prosecutors need more time. The city's district attorney's office plans to charge him with more counts of attempted murder and assault on law enforcement.
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DA Larry Krasner and Pa. State Police at a press conference.
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Kristen Johanson
September 03, 2019 - 4:56 pm
It’s been 28 years since a young Philadelphia mother was found dead in the woods near Chadds Ford. Now, the man police say killed her has been arrested for her murder.
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain speaks outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
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Tim Jimenez
August 16, 2019 - 9:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the wake of this week's standoff and shooting, the top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has plenty of criticism for District Attorney Larry Krasner. Hours after Krasner spoke Thursday about the shooting and the criminal past of suspect Maurice Hill, U.S. Attorney...
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Andrew Kramer
July 15, 2019 - 9:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After spending the last few decades in prison, a Philadelphia man convicted of murder in 1991 is now free. A jury found Chester Hollman guilty of murdering a University of Pennsylvania student not far from Rittenhouse Square and he was sentenced to life in prison. "...
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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner
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Kristen Johanson
June 19, 2019 - 7:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After a violent and deadly weekend in Philadelphia, District Attorney Larry Krasner is defending his office's approach to criminal justice reform. The district attorney touched upon Police Commissioner Richard Ross' comments on Monday about the spike in shootings in...
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In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill speaks to the members of the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Standing Committee at the Utah state Capitol in Salt Lake City.
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May 30, 2019 - 8:58 am
By Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — New state abortion laws likely to become bogged down in legal challenges face another potential obstacle: prosecutors who refuse to enforce them. The Associated Press reached out to nearly two dozen district attorneys across seven states, and...
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An annual luncheon brought together the men and women in blue from across the Delaware Valley, and one from Chicago who had a unique message for police officers about being backed by their prosecutors.
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Kristen Johanson
May 22, 2019 - 6:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An annual luncheon brought together the men and women in blue from across the Delaware Valley and one from Chicago who had a unique message for police officers about being backed by their prosecutors. Before the awards and accolades at the Citizens Crime Commission...
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President Donald Trump stands with Attorney General William Barr.
Evan Vucci/AP
May 15, 2019 - 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump used a ceremony for fallen law enforcement officers on Wednesday to criticize big-city prosecutors he asserts don't go after criminals who pose a severe threat to public safety. Trump pledged to the families of fallen officers that the country will "never,...
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First Assistant District Attorney Robert Listenbee
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Mark Abrams
May 15, 2019 - 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia district attorney's office plans to deploy an Election Task Force to monitor the polls during next Tuesday's primary election. First Assistant District Attorney Robert Listenbee says that, with a large ballot that includes candidates for mayor, city...
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