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Fri Apr 5, 2019, 01:43 AM

Philly Democrats revoke endorsement recommendation for Sheriff Jewell Williams

Philadelphia’s Democratic Party has revoked its controversial recommendation to endorse Sheriff Jewell Williams, the target of three sexual-harassment complaints as he seeks a third term in the May 21 primary election.

Lou Agre, leader of the 21st Ward, said the party’s policy committee reconvened Tuesday evening and “decided to get it right, rather than just have a decision.”

Former U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, the party chairman, had previously discussed taking no position in the primary, in which Williams faces three challengers – Rochelle Bilal, Malika Rahman, and Larry King Sr.

Brady on Monday said the policy committee swung in Williams’ favor after hearing him describe how two sexual-harassment cases filed against him were settled against his wishes. A small group of protesters stood outside the Democratic City Committee headquarters during that interview with Williams last week, waving signs that said “You have disgraced the uniform” and “Sheriff Williams must go.”

Read more: https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-democratic-party-sheriff-jewell-williams-endorsement-sexual-harassment-primary-20190403.html

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