On ‘Radio Times’: The mood at the Philly D.A.’s office, post-Seth Williams

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  With her son by her side, Kelley B. Hodge is sworn in as Philadelphia District Attorney by Court of Common Pleas Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

With her son by her side, Kelley B. Hodge is sworn in as Philadelphia District Attorney by Court of Common Pleas Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Board of Judges has named former city prosecutor, Kelley Hodge, as interim district attorney. Hodge joined host Marty Moss-Coane on Thursday’s edition of Radio Times to talk about what she plans to do in her short tenure as D.A.

It’s been almost two months since Seth Williams was convicted in a federal bribery case, which left the district attorney’s office of Philadelphia without a leader. It will be five months until Democrat Larry Krasner or his general election opponent, Republican Beth Grossman, are inaugurated as Williams’ successor.

In the meantime, the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Board of Judges has named former city prosecutor, Kelley Hodge, as interim district attorney.

Hodge joined host Marty Moss-Coane on Thursday’s edition of Radio Times to talk about what she plans to do in her short tenure as D.A. Marty also asked about the mood at the office these days following the Williams’ prison sentence.

Hodge explained that “the people who are in the district attorneys have worked tirelessly, many of them for many, many years, and they continue to do that work in spite of a circumstance that was not of their own making, nor could they control, nor that they contributed to.”

She also said that she aims to “refocus the community in the faith and trust that the work [of the district attorney’s office] is being done well.”

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