Stories tagged: "Larry Krasner"

District Attorney Larry Krasner and other officials are walk through the neighborhood after last night's mass shooting in Philadelphia, on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Police say a gunman in a bulletproof vest has opened fire on the streets of Philadelphia Monday night, killing several people and wounding two boys before he surrendered to responding officers. (Tyger Williams/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Suspect Left a Will and Was Acting Agitated Days Before Philadelphia Shootings, Prosecutors Say

Officials said at least one of the seven roommates who lived with Kimbrady Carriker told investigators he was wearing a tactical vest in the days before the shooting and had guns in the house.

THIS CORRECTS THAT THE PHOTO SHOWS U.S. MARSHALS AND MEMBERS OF THE BUCKS COUNTY CENTRAL SWAT TEAM, NOT ONLY U.S. MARSHALS AS ORIGINALLY SENT- This photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force shows U.S. Marshals and Bucks County Central SWAT Team members as they arrest 18-year-old Miles Pfeffer on Sunday morning, Feb. 19, 2023, in Buckingham Township, Pa., in connection with the death of a Temple University police officer who was shot and killed near campus Saturday night, Feb. 18. (Robert Clark/U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force via AP)
Suspect Charged in Slaying of Temple University Police Officer

The Philadelphia district attorney's office has charged 18-year-old Miles Pfeffer with murder, murder of a law enforcement officer, robbery, carjacking, and weapons crimes in the death of Officer Christopher Fitzgerald, who prosecutors said was shot in the head while responding to an incident near campus Saturday.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner talks about Republican-led efforts to investigate his record addressing crime and gun violence on the front steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg on Friday, Oct. 21. 2022. Krasner said he believes lawmakers could be voting on an impeachment effort in the state House as early as next week. (AP Photo/Mark Scolforo)
Republican Majority Pennsylvania House Votes in Favor of Impeaching Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner

Lawmakers voted 107-85 to impeach District Attorney Larry Krasner, setting the stage for what would be the first Pennsylvania Senate impeachment trial in nearly three decades.

A pedestrian walks past bullet holes in the window of a store front on South Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 5, 2022. (Photo by KRISTON JAE BETHEL/AFP via Getty Images)
Op-Ed: Gun Violence Is Devastating Philadelphia. That’s Why We Need to Vote for Change.

The current plague of gun violence is a result of a lack of good economic opportunity in our communities, a pervasive sense of hopelessness, and - most importantly - a failure of leadership at every level," writes Ryan N. Boyer, the Business Manager for the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner takes questions from reporters after a press conference in Harrisburg on Friday, 10/21/22. (Capital-Star photo by Marley Parish)
COMMENTARY: If Pa. Republicans were serious about crime in Philly, they’d actually fight it | Marc Stier

Instead, they’re pursuing the performative and partisan impeachment of District Attorney Larry Krasner.

In this June 21, 2019 file photo, William McSwain speaks with members of the media at a news conference in Philadelphia.  McSwain, the former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, announced his campaign for governor of Pennsylvania on Monday, Sept. 13. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Federal Prosecutor in Philadelphia to Resign as Trump Departs

US Attorney William McSwain is a Trump appointee who has sparred with Philadelphia's District Attorney.

A parking violation envelope is affixed to the windshield of a Hummer vehicle parked near the Pennsylvania Convention Center where votes are being counted, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Philadelphia. Police said Friday they arrested two men Thursday for not having permits to carry firearms near the center. Police said the men acknowledged that the Hummer spotted by officers near the center was was their vehicle. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Body Cam Footage of Walter Wallace Jr. Shooting Sparks More Protests in Philly

Police said they shot Walter Wallace Jr. on Oct. 26 because he had a knife and ignored orders to put it down. Wallace never raised the knife or lunged or ran toward officers.