Independent Lens: Philly D.A.

Tuesdays at 8 p.m., beginning April 20

Philly D.A. is a multi-part series that details the dramatic work of District Attorney Larry Krasner, a civil rights attorney. Go inside the emotional, high-stakes work that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and an ensemble of outsiders from different walks of life as they attempt an overhaul of an entrenched criminal justice system.

The series follows Krasner’s team as a so-called “social experiment” as they push for reforms such as prosecuting police involved in misconduct or brutality, sentencing, probation and parole reform, minimizing the cash-bail system and ending the death penalty.

Catch up on the beginning of the series online or on the PBS Video app: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5. Members with access to Arizona PBS Passport can also look ahead to the end of the series.

In this week’s installment: A council member bridges fed-up constituents plagued by the opioid crisis with the D.A.’s unorthodox plans. The D.A. favors safe injection sites. Locals are fed up. Will Krasner’s brassy style backfire and undermine community support?


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