Charles Ramsey

(The scene where Joseph Pacini was killed.  Credit: Justin Udo/ KYW)

In Drexel Hill Shooting, Police Get Reminder of Volatility of Some Mental Illnesses

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.

12/31/2014

(Phila. DA Seth Williams warns against shooting guns to celebrate New Year's Eve.  Phila. police commissioner Charles Ransey is at far left.  Seated at right is Joe Jaskolka, who was paralyzed by a stray bullet on New Year's Eve 1998.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Authorities Warn Against Firing Guns on New Year’s Eve

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.

12/31/2014

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Photo Posted To Paramedic’s Instagram Account Prompts Outrage

The paramedic has since apologized on Facebook saying that he deeply apologizes and that he did not mean to hurt his brothers in blue.

12/18/2014

(File photo by Paul Gluck)

Phila. Police Say New Policies Meant Fewer Police-Involved Deaths in 2014

From January 1st of this year until now, there were 29 shootings involving officers, compared to 43 at this point last year.

12/16/2014

Protesters spray-painted "Mike Brown" on decorations at City Hall. (credit: Todd Quinones)

Protesters Seeking Justice Crash Tree Lighting Ceremony At City Hall

The sounds of the holiday season were upstaged by chants for justice by protesters in Philadelphia Wednesday evening.

12/04/2014

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey File Photo (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Philadelphia Police Preparing For Ferguson Grand Jury Reaction

With people around the country waiting on the decision, and planning rallies or protests depending on the decision, Philadelphia Police are planning accordingly.

11/20/2014

(Independence Blue Cross CEO Dan Hilferty is flanked by Philadelphia Police Foundation president Maureen Rush, holding black vest, and Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, holding white vest.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Huge Gift From Health Insurer Will Go Toward Bulletproof Vests For Philly’s Finest

Independence Blue Cross is giving the Philadelphia Police Department $100,000 to buy bulletproof vests.

11/13/2014

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Suspect Wanted In Shooting Death Of Delaware Valley Charter High School Student Turns Self In

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.

09/23/2014

(The attack occurred in the 1600 block of Chancellor Street.  File photo by CBS3)

Center City Alleged ‘Gay-Bashing’ Incident Now In Hands of Philadelphia DA

“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.”

09/23/2014

The 60th annual Hero Thrill Show is taking place in South Philadelphia, proceeds go to benefit the families of fallen police and fire firefighters. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Hero Thrill Show In South Philadelphia Benefits Families Of Fallen Police And Firefighters

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.

09/20/2014

(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

(The attack occurred in the 1600 block of Chancellor Street.  File photo by CBS3)

Same-Sex Couple Speaks Out After Alleged 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

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