Deadly Force

(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

(File photo.  Credit: Jan Carabeo/ CBS3)

DA Won’t File Charges in December’s Deadly Shooting of Motorist By Phila. Police

Brandon Tate-Brown was fatally shot in the head in Mayfair. According to investigators, he struggled with police officers who stopped him for not having his headlights on.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

File photo (credit: Paul Gluck)

Director Speaks On How Changing Culture Could Decrease Police-Involved Shootings In Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department will soon be subject to a review by a special unit at the U.S. Department of Justice.

07/28/2013