Civil rights lawyer Krasner elected Philly top prosecutor

- A longtime civil rights attorney who has sued the police department scores of times and opposes the death penalty has been elected Philadelphia's top prosecutor. 

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Democrat Larry Krasner's campaign highlighted inequities in the criminal justice system. The campaign, opposed by the police union, got a $1.5 million boost from billionaire donor George Soros. 

The 56-year-old Krasner defeated Republican career prosecutor Beth Grossman, who says she switched parties several years ago because Democrats have a corrupt stranglehold on the city. 

Democratic former District Attorney Seth Williams resigned in June after admitting taking a bribe and is serving five years in prison. 

Krasner says police commissioners have long needed a district attorney who'll back them when they try to fire a bad officer rather than always siding with the police union. 
 

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