Larry Krasner gets endorsement of Philadelphia black police officers union
Since Larry Krasner began his campaign for Philadelphia District Attorney, the consensus has been that he will have to win over the stringent objections of the Philadelphia police.
But now that Krasner has locked up the Democratic nomination, at least a portion of the police force appears willing to welcome him.
Earlier this week the Guardian Civic League, an organization of black Philadelphia police officers, announced that Krasner had won their endorsement.
The fact that over 2,000 Philadelphia black policemen are willing to back him is a big plus for Krasner.
Philadelphia is a strongly Democratic city. Still, there is some thought that if the police come out strongly for Republican nominee Beth Grossman, she might have a shot.
But the decision of the Guardian Civic League is a blow for Grossman and a big win for Krasner. It’s still unclear what the local Fraternal Order of Police, which represents 14,000 active and retired police will do. But the recent meeting between Krasner and union head John McNesby suggest that Krasner could still get their endorsement.