By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – More than 60 prosecutors and law enforcement officials from around the nation have filed a court brief in support of a proposed supervised injection site in Philadelphia. The organization Safehouse wants to open a site in the city, saying it will prevent overdose deaths and reduce crime.

Philadelphia’s top federal prosecutor, U.S. Attorney William McSwain, has filed suit, trying to block a safe injection site from opening.

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Philadelphia has the highest opioid death rate of any large U.S. city.