York County District Attorney Dave Sunday discusses protecting victims, criminal justice update amid COVID-19 pandemic on latest podcast with Sen. Phillips-Hill

YORK – Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill’s (R-York) latest podcast episode features York County District Attorney Dave Sunday, who outlined the latest updates on how his office is serving the public, how victims are protected and how he and his team are ensuring public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our office has heard from numerous citizens from throughout our community regarding how our criminal justice system is protecting victims during the pandemic,” Phillips-Hill said. “My interview with District Attorney Sunday provides a lot of valuable information regarding how our county is protecting the public under very difficult circumstances.”

Phillips-Hill and Sunday’s conversation covers issues including efforts the District Attorney’s office is taking to ensure victims are protected, a plan proposed by Governor Wolf to release certain state inmates without giving District Attorneys veto power over the release, challenges with the governor’s mandatory business closure impacting a county vendor that tracks county inmates who are paroled via GPS, among other issues impacting the criminal justice system in York County.

“It is very disconcerting that the District Attorney does not have veto power over the release of these inmates,” she added.

Phillips-Hill’s podcast, as well as instructions on how to subscribe to the podcast can be found on her website at SenatorKristin.com/podcast. The program runs approximately 54 minutes.

COVID-19 Updates 

Phillips-Hill and her staff continue to respond to emails and phone calls left at her offices. The office remains closed to in-person meetings and visitors until further notice.

She can be reached at 717-741-4648 (District Office) or at 717-787-7085 (Capitol Office), as well as at SenatorKristin@pasen.gov or SenatorKristin.com.

For more information on the coronavirus pandemic and any state and local news, local citizens are encouraged to follow Senator Phillips-Hill on Facebook (facebook.com/SenatorKristin) and on Twitter (@SenatorKristin).