Democrat Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's new district attorney who was backed almost exclusively by nearly $2 million in contributions from liberal billionaire George Soros, has purged more than 30 prosecutors from the district attorney's office within days of taking over the position.
Krasner, who was sworn in on Jan. 2, asked 31 prosecutors to resign on his fourth day on the job and has given no explanation for the requests. A list of those who were purged from the office shows that a number of them came from the homicide division, drug enforcement, and civil asset forfeiture units.
The terminations have stalled court cases in the city, where one judge on Monday criticized the office after they asked that a murder trial be postponed due to the assistant attorney general being one of the dozens of people let go by Krasner, according to reports.
Krasner, who before being elected district attorney served as a far-left defense attorney, previously represented Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter. Krasner had also sued the police department more than 75 times and joked that he had built a career that made him "completely unelectable."
Krasner defeated seven opponents in the Democratic primary in part due to generous funding from George Soros.