From January 1st of this year until now, there were 29 shootings involving officers, compared to 43 at this point last year.
The sounds of the holiday season were upstaged by chants for justice by protesters in Philadelphia Wednesday evening.
With people around the country waiting on the decision, and planning rallies or protests depending on the decision, Philadelphia Police are planning accordingly.
Independence Blue Cross is giving the Philadelphia Police Department $100,000 to buy bulletproof vests.
The surrender came less than five hours after homicide detectives and SWAT teams began scouring the city for the suspect, searching his Nicetown home and other locations.
“We concluded our investigation and got the file over to the district attorney’s office yesterday,” says
Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey. “They are reviewing it now to determine who, if anyone, should be charged.”
This year’s grand marshal is boxing champ Bernard Hopkins, who is blown away by tens of thousands of people who showed up and honored to be a part of the event.
The measure, which passed 14-2, embodies the compromise announced last week by Mayor Nutter and the bill’s sponsor, councilman Jim Kenney.
Police commissioner Charles Ramsey says they don’t take this type of incident lightly.
Police commissioner Charles Ramsey reminded the rookies about heightened public scrutiny in light of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo.
A Philadelphia police officer was reportedly shot in the city’s Tacony neighborhood.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.”