PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - New Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner is letting go dozens of assistant district attorneys.
The office confirmed Friday afternoon that they asked 31 employees for their resignations, which is effective immediately.
Krasner, a former civil rights attorney took office on Tuesday and has promised criminal justice reform.
The 56-year-old Krasner has said he will encourage many reforms, including changes in bail practices that result in many poor people being jailed while awaiting trial and alternatives to incarceration for lower-level crimes.
Krasner's office released a statement thanking the employees for their service, saying in part:
"Change is never easy, but DA Krasner was given a clear mandate from the voters for transformational change. Today’s actions are necessary to achieve that agenda. He looks forward to working as a team with the dedicated, talented, and hardworking employees of the DAO to make it the best prosecutorial office in the nation.”