Philadelphia District Attorney's Office

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner
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Kristen Johanson
March 16, 2020 - 7:22 pm
"An acceleration of reform" is how the Philadelphia district attorney is outlining his plan for the city during the coronavirus outbreak. He wants less people arrested, charged and jailed. Read more here.
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An investigator, Jennifer Merrigan, and Theophalis "Bilaal" Wilson.
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Flashpoint
January 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
A Philadelphia man is celebrating his freedom after serving 28 years behind bars for a triple murder he did not commit, and the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has apologized, citing prosecutorial misconduct. Read more here.
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Shaurn Thomas and James Figorski.
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Flashpoint
January 02, 2020 - 4:00 am
The City of Philadelphia will pay out over $4 million to settle civil rights claims brought by a man who spent 24 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit. His wrongful conviction was linked to two rogue detectives. Read more here.
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KYW In Depth
KYW In Depth
December 20, 2019 - 6:00 am
This week, Philadelphia's major broadcast, print, and digital media outlets came together in an unprecedented show of unity after certain reporters, including KYW Newsradio's own Kristen Johanson, were excluded from a press conference at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. This week's...
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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.
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KYW Staff
December 11, 2019 - 7:45 pm
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office did not allow KYW Newsradio's Crime and Justice reporter, Kristen Johanson, to enter a news conference open to other media outlets Wednesday afternoon.
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James "Yaya" Hough with DA Larry Krasner.
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Cherri Gregg
November 21, 2019 - 3:54 pm
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office introduced its first-ever artist-in-residence Thursday. The accomplished visual artist is a former juvenile lifer who honed his skills behind the wall. Read more here.
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Frankford shooting
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Tim Jimenez
November 08, 2019 - 11:17 am
The uncle of a 10-year-old boy who was shot earlier this week in Frankford has been charged, but the person who shot the child is still on the loose. Read more here.
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Mayor Jim Kenney votes at his Old City polling place on Nov 5, 2019.
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Tim Jimenez
November 05, 2019 - 6:50 am
Polls are open in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Typically, for off-year elections, 20% to 25% of voters come out in Philadelphia, according to Pat Christmas, the policy director with the nonpartisan political watchdog Committee of Seventy. But, he adds, the passion for the 2020 presidential election...
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Willie Veasy is one of the 17 wrongfully convicted people to find freedom with help from Pennsylvania Innocence Project.
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Cherri Gregg
October 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Pennsylvania Innocence Project , which has helped 17 wrongfully convicted people find freedom, will celebrate its 10th anniversary Wednesday night at a gala at the National Constitution Center.
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
October 09, 2019 - 4:51 pm
The head of the Philadelphia police union has formally confronted the district attorney over his spokeswoman's since-deleted tweet, which some argue is racially charged. Read more here.
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