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Charles Ramsey

(Jonathan Josey outside the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia, after being found not guilty of assault.  Credit: Tony Hanson)

Philly Cop Caught On Tape Striking Woman Gets Job Back

A Philadelphia cop who was fired after a video of him punching a woman went viral is getting his job back.

08/12/2013

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Review Of Philadelphia Police Policies Gets Underway

“This won’t give us the satisfaction that there will never be another police shooting, that’s not the point,” Ramsey said outside police headquarters. “The point is to make sure I’m providing my officers with all the tools they need to be effective in their jobs.

06/19/2013

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Commissioner Ramsey Says Police Use of Deadly Force Is A Delicate Balance

“Listen, I’ve also had a lot of cops get shot and killed since I’ve been in Philadelphia, so I do believe there are a lot of threats and dangerous situations they find themselves in,” the Philadelphia police commissioner said.

05/30/2013

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Police Shoot, Wound Suspect In North Phila. As City’s Top Cop Calls For Wide Review

The shooting comes on the heels of news that Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey has asked federal authorities to look into department’s use of deadly force.

05/29/2013

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey.

Ramsey: Internal Affairs Is Investigating Police Involved Shootings

Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says the investigation is underway into two separate police-involved shootings last night, that left two men dead.

05/23/2013

(Pa. Rep. John Sabatina is flanked by, L-R, DA Seth Williams, police commissioner Charles Ramsey, and Pa. Sen. Mike Stack.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Pa. Legislators Visit Philadelphia With Proposal For New Home Invasion Penalties

Both lawmakers were joined at the police administration building by Philadelphia DA Seth Williams and police commissioner Charles Ramsey.

05/17/2013

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YouTube’s Trends Map Shows Popular Videos By Geographic Location

YouTube is giving us a peek at who’s watching what across the country.

05/11/2013

(Police commissioner Charles Ramsey promotes "Safecam" in front of a business with a security camera, top left, and a window sign that says, "This area under video surveillance."  Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Police Urge Registration of Private Security Cams For Crimefighting

Police commissioner Charles Ramsey says private surveillance systems have aided the Philadelphia Police Department in fighting crime on numerous occasions.

04/25/2013

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Police Promise More Vigilance To Protect Septa Bus Drivers and Riders

The TWU sought the meeting after cataloguing what the union describes as a “spike” in assaults in 2011 and 2012.

04/25/2013

Stigall Show Log 4.16.13

Chris details the events of the explosions at yesterday’s Boston Marathon. He talks to Police Chief Charles Ramsey about Philadelphia’s readiness to deal with such an attack, and Malvern resident Will Mullen, who ran in the race. He also talks to Andrew McCarthy, from National Review, about the media jumping to conclusions and also to James Hirsen from Newsmax about Saturday Night Live’s handling of the debate over gun control.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/16/2013

(Philadelphia Police Department commissioner Charles Ramsey announces the missing M-16.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

One of Philadelphia Police Department’s M-16 Assault Rifles Is Missing

Police commissioner Charles Ramsey held a press conference to announce that during an audit conducted last week the department learned that one of the 1,356 M-16 rifles given to the PPD by the federal government in 2009 is unaccounted for.

04/15/2013

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Philadelphia Police Using Social Media More As Crime Fighting Tool

“The Department’s official Twitter account has 17,789 followers,” Commissioner Charles Ramsey said.

04/10/2013

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey testifies at a hearing on the police department's budget.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Ramsey Says Lack of Money Is Keeping Phila. Police From Recording Its Interrogations

Filming interrogations takes more than sticking a camera on a tripod, Ramsey told councilman Bill Greenlee during budget hearings.

04/09/2013

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ACLU Says Philadelphia Cops Still Misusing ‘Stop and Frisk’ Procedure

A federal judge continues to oversee an agreement between the ACLU and the Nutter administration in which the police department agreed to better train officers on the use of “stop and frisk.”

03/19/2013

(Philadelphia Police Academy graduates are sworn in.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

22 More Academy Graduates Are Sworn In For Service In Philadelphia Police Dept.

“You’ll need good insoles for those shoes,” police commissioner Charles Ramsey warned the graduating class. “We start all recruits out on foot.”

03/01/2013

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