Files on Mumia Abu-Jamal

Liam Knox filed this request with the Philadelphia District Attorney of Philadelphia, PA.


From: Liam Knox

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all emails, memorandums, reports, and internal communications produced by, or sent to, DA Larry Krasner's office regarding death row inmate Mumia Abu Jamal, who was convicted of murdering a Philadelphia police officer in 1982, and whose case has recently been cleared for appeal at a higher court by Philly DA Larry Krasner:

Please limit your search to documents produced between 2016-2019. If it helps to narrow your search, you may limit it to the following keywords: "Mumia Abu-Jamal," "cop killer," "appeal," "Ronald Castille," "Judge Leon Tucker," "Daniel Faulkner," "Maureen Faulkner," and "Judith Ritter."

I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am an intern for MuckRock, and I am requesting this information in that editorial capacity. MuckRock is widely known for its investigative work as well as historical pieces based on public records requests.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Liam Knox

From: Philadelphia District Attorney

Dear Mr. Knox:

Please find attached our initial response to your request for information.

Thank you,

Henry Woods
PCRA/Civil Litigation Paralegal
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
Three South Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 686-5709

From: Philadelphia District Attorney

Mr. Knox,

Attached is a final response to your request for information from the DAO.


Doug Weck

Doug M. Weck
Assistant District Attorney
Supervisor, Civil Litigation Unit
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
Three South Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107
P: 215-686-5736

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