May. 07, 2024

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Republicans Tuesday held a press conference to highlight a letter they sent to Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry calling on her office to investigate Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner on the handling of the arrest warrant issued for state Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-Philadelphia) and any possible election law violations.

“The involvement by District Attorney Krasner and his office in the issuance and withdrawal of the arrest warrant issued for Rep. Boyle on the literal eve of a primary election in which he was a candidate for office raises serious questions,” said Pennsylvania House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster). “Given the known partisan and unprofessional manner in which DA Krasner has run his office, a state investigation into how this highly publicized matter was handled is well in order.”

Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) noted the alleged conduct is part of a long history of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office not having respect for the law.

"This case is symptomatic of an office that has repeatedly exploited its power, not merely bending the rules but breaking them," said White. "When a district attorney's office can mislead a grand jury and deny a police officer his civil rights, as noted by Justice Kevin Dougherty, we must confront the reality that this is not about isolated incidents. It is about systemic failure."

This letter to the attorney general was transmitted Tuesday morning.

Republican Leader Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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