Burgos comments on vote for interim report from select committee

HARRISBURG, Oct. 24 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., today made the following statement after a select House committee on which he is a member issued its second interim report on its investigation of the work of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.

“I take my role as a member of the select committee seriously and voted to send this interim report to the full House in order to continue to move the process and allow our colleagues to see the work of the committee to date,” Burgos said. “As Chairman Lawrence said when putting the report forward for a vote, it is a far-reaching investigation that remains ongoing.  

“There are no recommendations in this report. As we all know, gun violence in Philadelphia is real, and it needs to be addressed. But there are multiple players, multiple factors involved. All have a role.   

“While I appreciate that we at the state level are looking at this, we seem to be focusing on one person, not the multiple players and multiple factors involved in violent crime. I would ask that any recommendation put forward in the future is based on the examination of multiple players and multiple factors, including the role of gun laws and the root causes of crime. I look forward to the continuing work of the committee.”

According to Burgos, the interim report from the House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order discusses the work of the committee to date but does not call for Krasner to be removed from office and does not suggest the House hold an impeachment vote. He said the work of the committee continues.