Five former members of the Philadelphia narcotics squad are now suing the mayor, police commissioner and district attorney for defamation.
The Philadelphia Police Department named two officers they say are under investigation for shooting at a suspect this past May.
The Reading Terminal Market is more than seven miles from the scene of last month’s disastrous Amtrak train derailment, but that didn’t keep merchants at the market from admiring the quick response of police and firefighters.
Kenney says he’s not taking a victory in the mayoral race for granted, but he does plan to meet with Mayor Nutter shortly about personnel.
Jim Kenney wasn’t the only winner on Primary Day in Philadelphia. Education had a big night, too.
Mayor Nutter strongly defended his police commissioner after Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Williams said that, if elected, he would not let Charles Ramsey stay on.
Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says national incidents of police violence has made recruiting minorities for the Philadelphia police force much tougher.
Ramsey feels that with people like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar “using words like assassination and so forth” that people’s emotions are getting in the way of helping to solve the problems that we face.
Police commissioner Charles Ramsey spoke to a group of 80 recruits about the importance of getting back to the basics when it comes to justice, emphasizing that it all starts with the US Constitution.
A Philadelphia police officer is in hot water after showing up at the station in a patrol car while drunk early Saturday morning.
Nutter has signed an executive order creating a fifteen-member oversight commission to ensure that the Justice Department’s recent recommendations become reality.
The report looks at more than 350 officer involved shootings spanning from 2007 to 2013. In 80% of cases the suspects were African-American, and in 15% of cases, the suspect was unarmed. The DOJ is recommending 91 separate recommendations for change.
The DOJ report came in response to police commisioner Charles Ramsey’s resquest for a federal investigation after a spike in police-involved shootings in 2013.
Officer Robert Wilson III was not wearing a video camera at the time of his murder, but he and other members of the 22nd District have been part of the police department’s initial testing of the technology.
Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says he supports all of the 59 recommendations contained in a preliminary report on “21st Century Policing.”