The war of words between the state attorney general, former state prosecutors and the Philadelphia district attorney has been escalating over the past few days, and if the public bickering becomes a trend, it won’t be good for prosecutors, attorneys who spoke with The Legal said.

“As a former prosecutor, when you look at what’s going on here, I’m gravely concerned, as I’m sure any prosecutor would be,” said Matthew T. Mangino, a former district attorney for Lawrence County and now a practicing criminal defense attorney.

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