FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2017
Contact: Mark Nevins
STATEMENT OF RICH NEGRIN ON CHARGES FILED AGAINST PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY SETH WILLIAMS
Philadelphia, PA – The following is the statement of Democratic candidate for Philadelphia District Attorney and former Philadelphia Managing Director Rich Negrin on the charges filed against Seth Williams.
“In light of his decision to not seek re-election, it comes as no great surprise that Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has been officially indicted. I would urge him to now resign from office. As I’ve said before, I had high hopes for Seth when he was first elected, as so many in the city did, but those high hopes were not met. It’s a sad day when someone with such promise is brought down by bad decisions. Resigning now would allow the city and the district attorney’s office to move forward. I believe we should aspire to nothing less than a national model of criminal justice reform and integrity in the DA’s office. I look forward to leading the office into a new era of excellence that prioritizes a community-driven approach, erasing lines of division, and working collaboratively toward a shared vision for a stronger, safer city.”
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