Charles Ramsey

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

(Members of the Philadelphia Police Department are sworn in at their new ranks, in ceremonies held at Temple University.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Promotion Ceremonies Held in North Philadelphia For Members of Philadelphia Police Dept.

“It’s a large group, they’ve been waiting a long time. They have earned the right to be promoted,” said Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/06/2015

(Sean McKnight and Kevin Robinson.  Photos from Phila. PD)

2 Philadelphia Officers Charged In Brutality Case

Two Philadelphia police officers were charged Thursday with the violent beating of a man whom investigators say was innocent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/05/2015

Ronald Dove. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Former Philadelphia Homicide Detective Facing Criminal Charges in Girlfriend’s Murder Case

A former Philadelphia homicide detective is facing charges after he allegedly interfered with a murder investigation involving his girlfriend.

01/22/2015

File Photo: Philadelphia Police commissioner Charles Ramsey. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Commissioner Ramsey In DC For First Public Task Force Meeting

It’s the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is co-chair of this group that the White House put together last month.

01/13/2015

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