After leadership at the First Judicial District disseminated the results of a study into racial tensions and nepotism in the Philadelphia court system, calls have begun mounting for court leadership to heed the study’s findings and take action.

On Thursday, the FJD’s Administrative Governing Board released to its employees a 56-page report that said it had found ”a culture of nepotism, mistrust and racial tensions [at the FJD] that is constantly brewing—and occasionally bubbling to the surface.”

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