PA House Votes To Impeach DA Of Crime-Ridden Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 30:   (L) Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner reacts while being mentioned by Danielle Outlaw at a press conference announcing her as the new Police Commissioner on December 30, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Outlaw, Philadelphia's first black female police commissioner, was previously the police chief in Portland, OR.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Pennsylvania’s Republican-did House voted largely along party lines to impeach Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.
  • The articles of impeachment accuse Krasner of “misbehavior in office” and obstructing a legislative committee investigating his office.
  • Republicans charge that Krasner’s lax criminal-justice enforcement has led to the crime “crisis” in Philadelphia.
  • “His lack of proper leadership serves as a direct and proximate cause of the crisis currently facing the city of Philadelphia,” states House Resolution No. 240, which called for Krasner’s impeachment.

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