Cop's Widow Calls Philly DA A Liar As Cop-Killer Faces Prospect Of Freedom

The widow of a murdered hero, Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, asked DA Larry Krasner to recuse himself.

Philadelphia, PA – The wife of murdered Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner called District Attorney Larry Krasner a liar and held a rally outside his office on Friday to demand his removal her husband’s case.

Maureen Faulkner accused Krasner of having conflicts of interest, “rolling over on appeals,” and said that since he became district attorney in January of 2018, he has told her “numerous lies and half-truths,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

The widow was in town to deliver a letter to Krasner’s office that asked the district attorney to recuse himself from the ongoing appeal of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the man who has already been twice convicted of murdering her husband more than 30 years ago.

“I left that first meeting willing to give you the opportunity to do the job you were elected to do, and I was cautiously optimistic that you would live up to the promises and commitments you made. Since then, you have failed us in virtually every sense,” Maureen Faulkner wrote in her letter to Krasner, according to KYW.

Outside of Krasner’s office, a crowd of more than 100 supporters gathered to hear what Officer Faulkner’s widow had to say as she held up a sign that said “Larry Krasner Is A Liar.”

“Mr. Krasner, I am asking you to voluntarily recuse yourself and anyone else in the District Attorney’s Office from my husband’s case immediately,” Maureen Faulkner announced, according to WHYY.

The widow has said that Krasner’s wife, Judge Lisa Rau, used to be a partner in the law firm that defended Abu-Jamal.

She also objected to the fact that a top deputy in the district attorney’s office once represented her husband’s killer, WHYY reported.

“You personally decided to have people who publicly advocated for the release of my husband’s killer on your transition team,” Maureen Faulkner said.

On Sept. 18, she asked the Superior Court to remove Krasner’s office from defending the guilty verdict against Abu-Jamal and asked them to have the state Attorney General’s Office represent the state’s interests in the case, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

The District Attorney’s Office opposed the motion on Tuesday and denied that any conflict of interest existed.

Officer Faulkner’s brutal murder occurred on Dec. 9, 1981, after he stopped a vehicle, driven by Abu-Jamal’s brother, for driving the wrong way down a one-way street, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

As Officer Faulkner was attempting to take the driver into custody, Abu-Jamal came running from a parking lot across the street and opened fire on the 25-year-old police officer from behind.

Although he had been shot in the back four times, Officer Faulkner was able to return fire, striking the suspect.

Abu-Jamal, though hit, was able to continue shooting, and stood over the wounded officer and shot him in the face, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Officer Faulkner’s killer tried to flee, but collapsed several feet away from the fallen officer, gun in hand.

Abu-Jamal, a member of the Black Panthers, was convicted of the murder of Officer Faulkner in two separate trials and sentenced to death.

But his attorneys were able to have the death sentence changed to a life sentence in 2011 through a series of appeals.

Then they appealed again, on the basis that one of the state Supreme Court justices who heard his appeal had been district attorney during the time that office was working on Abu-Jamal’s case. The defense said he should have recused himself, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

In December of 2018, a Philadelphia judge ruled that Abu-Jamal would have another opportunity to appeal his case before the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

Comments (23)
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JDS
JDS

Guilty. Kill him.

robocop95
robocop95

Krasner is a POS

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Look at Larry's own words that he is proud enough of to put on his own website...

"Larry will transform a broken District Attorney’s Office into one that focuses on the 6% of offenders who commit 60% of the serious crimes in Philadelphia. He will lead the fight for a fair and effective criminal justice system."

"Larry stands up for immigration, disability and gay rights, as well as the right to free speech. He has defended, normally at no cost, protesters at RNC 2000 and DNC 2016, members of ACT UP, Black Lives Matter, Casino-Free Philadelphia, DACA Dreamers, Decarcerate PA, Earth Quaker Action Team, Heeding God’s Call, Kensington Welfare Rights Union, Occupy Philly and Reclaim Philadelphia, advocates of public school funding and opponents of the death penalty."

Anomie88
Anomie88

Larry Krasner is a democratic activist posing as the city's top prosecutor; he should be called the top apologist, liar, spineless weasel and play-thing of the liberal agenda. Creep. Abu-Jamal is a filthy pig, who the city has wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars on supporting his life. He should have met old sparky 29 years ago.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

What a liberal piece of shit!!!

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

You get just what you elect

Garbage!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

Who knows, maybe if he was released he would never be seen again. Just speculating.

stooge819
stooge819

I remember the activists who tried to organize a concert to benefit Jamal and the cops got it shut down by refusing to work detail security. To this day I won't listen to Rage Against The Machine or Beastie Boys, or eat Ben and Jerry's because they sponsored it.

ffangel4u
ffangel4u

Larry Krasner has also been against every LEO in the Philly area! He would rather the Philly and Pittsburgh area turn into a murder "City" just like ShittyCago! POS needs to step down and step out of the state period!

PhillyBlue
PhillyBlue

City crime rates have been rising since this wacko took office. He fired great ADA's and replaced them with his hug a thug staff.

Gramercy
Gramercy

Backing the widow on this claim..have to agree with her 100%!!! He should not only recuse himself...Philadelphia might be better all around if he just resigned his post!

PB62
PB62

Protect our police Larry Krasner RECUSE NOW

tobra
tobra

In my 30 years as a leo. I have seen a lot of this....Hmmm. and they want to create a list of leo's use of false testimony

Slasher McGurk
Slasher McGurk

This has conflict of interest all over it. This piece of crap already caught a despicable break when his death penalty was changed. He should never see the light of day. As someone else mentioned, I also will not listen to Rage Against the Machine, because of their support for this scumbag and other crazy commie views

Black Nat
Black Nat

Free Mumia Abu Jamal..... this bitch needs to let that shit go, this was over 20 years ago... that pig is dead and gone... plus Mumia is innocent...FREE MUMIA