– Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) announced Monday that as part of the ongoing effort to impeach Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner he has introduced House Resolution 216
, which will create the investigative Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order.
“Since the beginning of the effort to impeach Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, we have heard from countless Pennsylvanians, business owners and families who are fed up with the absolute lawlessness in Philadelphia,” Kail said.
“While DA Krasner has been transparent in his willful dereliction of duty to enforce the law and should be removed from office, it is imperative the House takes a comprehensive approach to holding Philadelphia officials accountable with a full airing of the facts, a comprehensive record, and vetted recommendations as we move forward to ensure state law is respected and enforced in our largest city.”
According to the resolution, the Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order will consist of five members selected by the Speaker of the House—three Republicans and two Democrats—and have subpoena power.
The Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order will examine the effect of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s failure to enforce criminal laws in Philadelphia, how state public safety funding for Philadelphia has been used, and the extent to which victims’ rights are properly enforced.
In addition to impeachment, and other methods of removal from office, the Select Committee is also empowered to recommend potential legislative or policy changes that could be made to ensure public safety is guaranteed.
“The problem of unchecked crime and violence in Philadelphia is a statewide concern requiring strong and deliberate state action,” Kail added.
“The investigative Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order will take a deep dive into this issue and offer real remedies to ensure local officials like Larry Krasner are held accountable for their refusal to enforce state law and our cities are once again safe.”
Representative Joshua Kail
15th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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