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Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Mike Dunn)

Acquitted Officers Sue Mayor, District Attorney And Police Commissioner, Claiming Defamation

Five former members of the Philadelphia narcotics squad are now suing the mayor, police commissioner and district attorney for defamation.

07/28/2015

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. (credit: CBS)

Under New Policy, PPD Releases Names Of 2 Officers Involved In Shooting

The Philadelphia Police Department named two officers they say are under investigation for shooting at a suspect this past May.

07/03/2015

(As police commissioner Charles Ramsey and fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer listen, Reading Terminal Market general manager Anuj Gupta thanks first responders who worked the Amtrak train derailment last month.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Reading Terminal Market Throws Thank-You Breakfast for Phila. First Responders

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.

06/25/2015

Jim Kenney, acknowledging his win in the Democratic mayoral primary on May 19th.  File photo from CBS3)

Kenney, Anticipating Likely November Victory, Begins Work on Hiring

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.

05/27/2015

File photo: Candidates for Philadelphia Mayor. (Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Election Analysis: Mayoral Candidates Stuck Largely To The Issues

Jim Kenney wasn’t the only winner on Primary Day in Philadelphia. Education had a big night, too.

05/19/2015

(Mayor Nutter, far left, and police commissioner Charles Ramsey, second from left, pay their respects as a wreath is placed at the Living Flame Memorial, in Franklin Square, honoring Philadelphia police and firefighters killed on the job.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Nutter Praises His Top Cop, Lashes Out at Mayoral Hopeful Anthony Williams

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

(Police oommissioner Charles Ramsey testifies at a budget hearing before Philadelphia City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

In Current Climate, Fewer Minorities Want Careers as Cops, Phila. Police Commissioner Says

Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says national incidents of police violence has made recruiting minorities for the Philadelphia police force much tougher.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

Police Commissioner Ramsey: We Are In A “Defining Moment For Policing”

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.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/11/2015

(Police commissioner Charles Ramsey, at lectern, addresses Philadelphia Police Department recruits at the National Constitutition Center.  Photo by Kristen Johanson)

In New Program, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Stresses Importance of Lawful Policing

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/06/2015

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Police: On-Duty Philadelphia Officer Arrested For DUI, Assault

A Philadelphia police officer is in hot water after showing up at the station in a patrol car while drunk early Saturday morning.

03/28/2015

(As deputy police commissioner Richard Ross, deputy mayor Everett Gillison, and public safety director Mike Resnick look on, Mayor Nutter signs his executive order.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

In Wake of Justice Department Report, Mayor Nutter Creates Police Oversight Panel

Nutter has signed an executive order creating a fifteen-member oversight commission to ensure that the Justice Department’s recent recommendations become reality.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(At the office of the federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, at lectern, speaks with reporters.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Civil Rights Groups Respond To Justice Department’s Police Involved Shooting Report

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.

03/24/2015

(At the office of the federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, at lectern, speaks with reporters.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philly’s Top Cop Says City Will Follow New Federal Recommendations on Deadly Force

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

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

Death of Philadelphia Officer Reinvigorates Experiment in Body-Worn Cameras

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/07/2015

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey speaks with reporters at police headquarters.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Commissioner Ramsey Says Some Questions Raised by U.S. Policing Report Remain Unsolved

Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says he supports all of the 59 recommendations contained in a preliminary report on “21st Century Policing.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

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