March 21, 2017
Chancellor Calls for Resignation of District Attorney Seth Williams
In response to the breaking news of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams’ indictment, Chancellor Deborah R. Gross today issued the following statement on behalf of the 12,000 members of the Philadelphia Bar Association:
“This is a sad day for the citizens of Philadelphia. It is imperative that DA Williams resign from his position immediately to maintain the integrity of, and restore the public’s confidence in, our justice system.
“The charges against him cast a shadow on the District Attorney’s Office, our legal community and the entire City of Philadelphia. It truly is an embarrassment.
“Our District Attorney is the chief prosecutor in the City of Philadelphia. Such unethical behavior is unacceptable. Therefore, we call for his immediate resignation.”