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