PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s Guardian Civic League says they are endorsing Democrat Larry Krasner for District Attorney.
“We support you, and we hope you win this one,” said the league’s president Rochelle Bilal.READ MORE: Philadelphia-Area Clinics Temporarily Close, Pivot After FDA, CDC Recommend Pausing Use Of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine
She says she is giving the endorsement of her more than 2,000 members to candidate Krasner.
“We understand that a person being a civil rights attorney might not be that bad,” she said.READ MORE: Lateshia Hill's Family Vows Justice Will Be Served After Deadly Triple Shooting In Wilmington
Krasner was asked whether the endorsement would be a precursor to one from FOP Lodge 5, which backed Rich Negrin in the primary.
“Regardless of what endorsements come or do not come, I intend to stand for fairness and equal treatment for everyone including good police officers,” he said. “So that is not a primary concern of mine.”MORE NEWS: Duante Wright Shooting: Dozens March In Philadelphia In Protest Of Fatal Police Shooting
Bilal says Republican candidate Beth Grossman never reached out to her organization seeking an endorsement.