Larry Krasner of Krasner, Hughes, & Long is once again in the news, this time making the front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Through the defense of a client, Mr. Krasner questioned the legality of a warrant used to search his client’s home and alluded to corruption within a narcotics unit of the Philadelphia Police Department. The article states that Mr. Krasner’s actions in court “set in motion the unraveling of dozens of criminal cases” involving the officers in question.
In a reaction to Mr. Krasner’s statements in court, the testimony of the narcotics officers was eventually deemed unreliable by District Attorney Seth Williams, and he was forced to inform Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey that the officers would no longer be called to testify in any drug cases. The article states that “the district attorney’s decision has so far resulted in the withdrawal of charges in at least 68 cases,” and quotes defense attorney Christopher Warren as saying that there are “untold numbers of people sitting in jail…based on the work of these officers.”
Larry Krasner’s passion for justice and expertise in criminal defense has uncovered great injustices on the part of the Philadelphia Police Department and sparked a chain reaction that will have an incredible effect over the next few months.
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