Court slowdowns from the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with the hundreds of arrests during the recent wave of protests in Philadelphia, are going to lead to a “tsunami” of cases the criminal justice system is going to have to deal with in the coming months, stakeholders warned Philadelphia City Council members recently in an effort to help secure funding for agencies that Mayor Jim Kenney has proposed to slash.
“We know that a tsunami of cases, a caseload like we’ve never seen before is coming,” District Attorney Larry Krasner told City Council members at a budget hearing earlier this week.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]