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Part 3 | Philly D.A. | Episode 3

Season 22 Episode 15 | 55m 45s | Video has closed captioning.

As a candidate, Larry Krasner pledged his office would never seek the death penalty. That promise is put to the test when a police sergeant is murdered while shopping for his son’s birthday. Krasner faces pressure from the police union, the slain officer’s family, and his own attorneys to pursue the death penalty. Lives—and his credibility—hang in the balance of the D.A.’s biggest decision yet.

Aired: 04/27/21

Expires: 07/01/21

Rating: NR

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Philly's History of Crime and Punishment

In order to understand the rich history of criminal reform work, up through the vivid stories of crime and punishment presented in the docuseries Philly D.A., it is important to recognize Philadelphia's origin story

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