In a move to make good on a high-profile campaign promise, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner on Wednesday announced his office will no longer recommend cash bail for most nonviolent offenses.

Krasner said at a press conference that Philadelphia prosecutors will not seek cash bail for 25 criminal charges including criminal mischief, prostitution, resisting arrest, retail theft, trespass and possession of smaller amounts of controlled substances. Instead of seeking cash bail, Krasner said his office will seek to have the defendants either released on recognizance, or released with special conditions.

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