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Wife Of Murdered Philadelphia Officer Daniel Faulkner Accuses DA Of Lying To Her About Mumia Abu-Jamal Case

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- The wife of murdered Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner is, once again, calling for District Attorney Larry Krasner to be removed from the Mumia Abu-Jamal case. During a rally Friday in front of the DA's office, Maureen Faulkner accused Krasner of lying to her regarding the case involving Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing her husband in 1981.

Maureen Faulkner Rally
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She also claims Krasner has conflicts of interest regarding Abu-Jamal's case and believes he should be recused.

"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," Faulkner said in a letter to Krasner.

CBS3 reached out to the DA's office for comment.

While they did not issue a new statement, they did reissue a copy of the court decision in which the Pennsylvania Commonwealth opposed a petition to have the district attorney's office removed from the case.

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