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Philadelphia District Attorney

Partial Settlement in Civil Rights Suit Over Phila. DA's Seizure of Assets in Drug CasesAt issue was the district attorney's controversial program that seizes homes and cars from people whose relatives have been charged with drug crimes, then keeps the money for the DA's office and the police department.
Two Guilty Pleas in Controversial Philadelphia Political Corruption CaseThis was the latest development in a sting operation that was shut down by the state attorney general and later resurrected by Philadelphia DA Seth Williams.
In Aftermath of Deadly Derailment, Officials Work To Clarify Legal JurisdictionsPhiladelphia DA Seth Williams says once the initial probe is complete, they'll determine whether criminal charges should be filed and who will prosecute.
Judge Won't Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia's Process of Seizing Properties Tied to Drug CasesA Federal Judge has ruled that the DA and police will have to slug it out in court with homeowners as they attempt to take down the city's process of seizing drug-related cash, cars and houses.
Phila. DA Williams Warns Schoolkids About Bullying and CyberbullyingPhiladelphia district attorney Seth Williams engaged in a dialogue with 60 students at City School about the danger of using electronic devices to hurt someone by either words or photos.
Phila. DA Says One Aspect of "21st-Century Policing'' Report is All WetThe report, commissioned by Pres. Obama, calls for external, independent investigations and outside prosecutors when police use deadly force.
Phila. DA Reopens Corruption Charges Against 2 Pa. State LawmakersState representatives Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ron Waters (both D-Phila.) are charged with taking cash from an undercover agent. Pennsylvania's attorney general had previously declared the cases dead.
Hundreds Rally in Love Park To Denounce Gay-BashingA growing coalition of state lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and other leaders are pressing for an amendment to Pennsylvania's hate-crime law to protect the LGBT community.
Defendant's Family Relieved as Phila. DA Agrees To Rape-Murder RetrialThe Philadelphia district attorney has agreed to vacate the man's 1993 verdict and sentence, making way for a new trial based on new DNA evidence.
Philadelphia Homeowners Try To Stop DA's Quick Property SeizuresThe practice is called "Seize and Seal," and it allows the Philadelphia DA's office to get an order from a judge to seize a home that is linked to alleged drug activity.
2 Phila. Men Freed After Serving 15 Years For Murder Won't Be RetriedThe DA says the passage of time has made a new case too difficult to prosecute, so the charges against Eugene Gilyard and Lance Felder are being dropped.
DA's Office Put In Charge of Prosecutions at Philadelphia Traffic CourtPhiladelphia officials today unveiled details on the long-planned overhaul of the city's corruption-tainted Traffic Court.
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