CONTACT:Jane Roh, District Attorney?s Office, 215?686?8711, Jane.Roh@phila.gov
PHILADELPHIA (July 20, 2020) ? District Attorney Larry Krasner on Monday issued the following statement on the Trump Administration?s verbiage claiming he may deploy federal law enforcement to American cities including Philadelphia:
?My dad volunteered and served in World War II to fight fascism, like most of my uncles, so we would not have an American president brutalizing and kidnapping Americans for exercising their constitutional rights and trying to make America a better place, which is what patriots do. Anyone, including federal law enforcement, who unlawfully assaults and kidnaps people will face criminal charges from my office. At trial, they will face a Philadelphia jury. It?s the least we can do to honor those who fought fascism, including those who are fighting it even now.?
The Philadelphia District Attorney?s Office is the largest prosecutor?s office in Pennsylvania, and one of the largest in the nation. It serves the more than 1.5 million citizens of the City and County of Philadelphia, employing 600 lawyers, detectives, and support staff. The District Attorney?s Office is responsible for prosecution of approximately 40,000 criminal cases annually.