More than 70 lawyers hired by Philly DA Larry Krasner have left. Some say the office is in disarray
In this photo from May 18, 2021, District Attorney Larry Krasner is seen making his victory speech in the Democratic primary election. - TOM GRALISH/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS

PHILADELPHIA — When District Attorney Larry Krasner took office in 2018, he set about traveling the country, to Ivy League law schools and historically Black universities, inviting top graduates to help fulfill his vision for a progressive prosecutor’s office. About 70 of those recruits have already left, joining an exodus that has included veteran prosecutors and young idealists. In all, the loss of 261 attorneys during Krasner’s first term has thrown the office — already beset by conflict with the police and judiciary, and mired in pandemic-related backlogs — into what some describe as a sta...