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.”
“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.
Two Philadelphia police officers were charged Thursday with the violent beating of a man whom investigators say was innocent.
A former Philadelphia homicide detective is facing charges after he allegedly interfered with a murder investigation involving his girlfriend.
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.
Though mental health advocates say only a tiny percentage of mentally ill people become involved with law enforcement, it’s enough of a problem that police departments routinely send officers for crisis intervention training.
Philadelphia police and the DA want everyone to have a happy and safe new year, and are warning that shooting guns into the air to celebrate isn’t safe and won’t be tolerated.
The paramedic has since apologized on Facebook saying that he deeply apologizes and that he did not mean to hurt his brothers in blue.
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.