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(A clerk calls the roll of City Council for a vote on the bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.  The measure passed, 14-2.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Bill Decriminalizing Small Amounts of Pot Gets Phila. City Council OK

The measure, which passed 14-2, embodies the compromise announced last week by Mayor Nutter and the bill’s sponsor, councilman Jim Kenney.

09/18/2014

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Same-Sex Couple Speaks Out After Brutal Attack In Center City

Police commissioner Charles Ramsey says they don’t take this type of incident lightly.

09/15/2014

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

36 Rookie Officers Sworn In to Philadelphia Police Department

Police commissioner Charles Ramsey reminded the rookies about heightened public scrutiny in light of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

08/29/2014

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Philadelphia Police Officer Shot In Tacony Released From Hospital; Police ID Suspect

A Philadelphia police officer was reportedly shot in the city’s Tacony neighborhood.

08/19/2014

(A body camera worn by an Evesham Township, NJ police officer.  File photo by Cleve Bryan/ CBS3)

Philadelphia Police To Begin Testing Officer-Worn Video Cameras

“We still have to develop policy around retention (of video), and when it would be on, when it would be OK to turn it off, all those kinds of things,” Commissioner Ramsey said. “But I think it is the way to go.”

08/15/2014

(The new FOP labor contract with the City of Philadelphia is announced by, from left, police commissioner Charles Ramsey, mayor Michael Nutter, deputy mayor for public safety Everett Gillison, and FOP Lodge 5 president John McNesby.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. Police Union, Commissioner Say They Can Live With New Contract Rules

The new FOP contract award gives Commissioner Ramsey what he and past Commissioners had long sought: the right to promote some of his commanders based solely on merit, regardless of how they score on exams.

08/04/2014

(The new FOP labor contract with the City of Philadelphia is announced by, from left, police commissioner Charles Ramsey, mayor Michael Nutter, deputy mayor for public safety Everett Gillison, and FOP Lodge 5 president John McNesby.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

New Union Contract Gives Police Commissioner Right To Reassign Narco Cops

Commissioner Ramsey has long wanted the ability to rotate officers out of the department’s narcotics and Internal Affairs units, but such moves had been prohibited by the city’s contract with the police union.

07/31/2014

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey is flanked by Jaqueline Wasni, VP of Motorola Solutions, and Sgt. Patrick McKee, a graduate of the POSIT program.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Police Get Funding Gift For Their Supervisor Training Program

The Philadelphia Police Foundation presented police commissioner Charles Ramsey with a $45,000 grant to fund the Police Supervisory In-Service Training program, better known as “POSIT.”

07/08/2014

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Phila. Cop Charged With Instigating, Fighting With Teens

Philadelphia police officer Tamika Gross was arrested after allegedly encouraging and taking part in fights with her teenaged children and others teens.

06/24/2014

(Maureen Rush of the Philadelpha Police Foundation and police commissioner Charles Ramsey hold a ceremonial check denoting the donation of $84,780 for equipment to expand videotaping of police interrogations.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Phila. Police Dept. Gets Big Grant To Expand Recording of Interrogations

It’s now only a matter of time, but no longer a matter of money, before many suspect interrogations by Philadelphia police detectives are recorded by camera and microphone.

06/03/2014

(A Philadelphia police officer examines the car in which Phillippe Holland was shot and severely wounded by undercover Philadelphia police during a confusing confrontation that escalated.  Credit: CBS-3)

Community, Fundraising For Pizza Deliveryman Shot By Phila. Cops, Wants Answers

Philippe Holland was left in critical condition following the April 22nd shooting, near 51st Street and Baltimore Avenue. The official word from police was that the shooting may have been the result of a “misunderstanding.”

05/13/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Annual Ceremony Honors Fallen Philadelphia Firefighters, Police Officers

The annual memorial service honoring the sacrifice of Philadelphia police and firefighters was held Tuesday in Franklin Square.

05/06/2014

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Police ID Suspect Wanted In Dozens Of Smash-And-Grab Crimes

Philadelphia police have issued an arrest warrant for a man wanted in a string of burglaries that have plagued two dozen city businesses.

02/27/2014

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey listens as DA Seth Williams describes how his office will contribute to the ongoing investigation.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. DA Adding Muscle of His Office to Probe of Teen’s Stop-and-Frisk Injury

Darrin Manning, 16, says police caused him a ruptured testicle while frisking him on a center city streetcorner last January 7th.

02/06/2014

(Darrin Manning's mother, Ikea Coney, speaks to reporters outside Philadelphia Family Court as Manning's attorney, Lewis Small, listens.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Prosecution of Teen Allegedly Caught in Philly Cop’s Genital Squeeze Called Unfair

The mother of straight-A student Darrin Manning says her son was roughed up by police during a streetcorner patdown.

01/23/2014

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