Philadelphia District Attorney's Office

Judge gavel, scales of justice and law books in court
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Kristen Johanson
August 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A lawsuit filed against the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office over a so-called “Do Not Call” list, which involved hundreds of police officers, was thrown out Friday. The DA’s office says they investigating 300 Philadelphia officers who were listed in the Plain...
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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner
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Kristen Johanson
August 13, 2019 - 1:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A city judge is turning the tables on Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, after the DA asked the judge to remove himself from all of his cases because his girlfriend filed a complaint with the city for being fired. Cathy Smith, a former prosecutor, worked in...
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Flashpoint
August 12, 2019 - 7:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Newsradio community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about wrongful convictions in front of a live studio audience as part of the Philly Podcast Festival. In recent days, John Miller was set free after more...
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John Miller and family
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Cherri Gregg
July 31, 2019 - 3:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Another Philadelphia man's murder conviction was overturned Tuesday after he spent 22 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Testimony decades later revealed the prosecution's entire case was based on the lie of a single witness. John Miller was in his 20s...
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Law and Justice concept. Mallet of the judge, books, scales of justice. - stock photo
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Kristen Johanson
June 27, 2019 - 8:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A state prosecutor will now review whether charges should be filed against a driver accused of hitting and killing an 11-year-old boy more than a year ago. The move comes after the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office declined to charge the woman. Homicide...
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Cole Herring
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
May 30, 2019 - 12:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia man accused of stabbing a teen girl 77 times has rejected a plea deal offered by the city's district attorney. Now, his trial date has been set. Prosecutors say Cole Herring met 15-year-old Sabriya McLean on social media. During a sexual encounter, he...
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Meek Mill
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Kristen Johanson
May 22, 2019 - 2:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office is urging Pennsylvania’s Superior Court to retry the case against Philly-born rapper Meek Mill. The city’s top prosecutor, Larry Krasner, has maintained he will not fight the defense’s push for a new trial for the 32-year-...
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Gloria Frances Byars
Philadelphia Police Department
Cherri Gregg
April 30, 2019 - 4:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office announced charges Tuesday against a Delaware County woman who allegedly bilked thousands of dollars from the elderly. Gloria Frances Byars has been charged with multiple counts of theft, theft by deception, receiving stolen...
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Larry Krasner
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Kristen Johanson
April 09, 2019 - 3:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner is trying to get city Judge Scott DiClaudio to remove himself from pending cases involving the prosecutor’s office, because DiClaudio's girlfriend has filed a discrimination complaint against Krasner. In a series of motions...
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Jamaal Simmons (right) and his brother, Akeem. Jamaal was sentenced to 15 to 30 years behind bars in 2012 for a crime he says he didn't commit. A judge dropped the charges last month.
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Flashpoint
January 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia man who spent nine years behind bars for a crime he says he didn't commit is now free. Jamaal Simmons was sentenced to 15 to 30 years behind bars in 2012. Prosecutors argued he drove the van that was linked to a 2009 shooting, which claimed the life of...
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