Philly Mayor Jim Kenney acknowledges city has 'a gun crisis' but sidesteps questions about DA's crime comments
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner at a press conference in February. - MONICA HERNDON/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS

PHILADELPHIA — Two days after Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner stirred outrage by insisting the city isn't in the midst of a crime or violence crisis, Mayor Jim Kenney and the city's police commissioner sought Wednesday to gingerly wade into — or away from — the issue. During their scheduled biweekly news conference, one that began this year in direct response to the rising number of shootings, Kenney and Commissioner Danielle Outlaw both said they do believe the city has a gun violence problem. Both also declined to say more about Krasner's comments or the ensuing pushback, includ...