Philly mayoral candidates are proposing ways to ‘circumvent’ DA Larry Krasner on gun-related prosecutions

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — At least three Democratic Philadelphia mayoral candidates have signaled that they would consider trying to circumvent progressive District Attorney Larry Krasner and refer gun-related criminal cases to state or federal prosecutors, but the feasibility of such a maneuver is unclear. On Tuesday, Derek Green, a former prosecutor, proposed the most detailed version of the idea yet — a $50 million investment he says would fund a new division of city police who would work with 100 federal agents and prosecutors to handle shootings, homicides and gun possession cases. “We need to bring…

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