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New Policy Sparks Harsh Criticism From Police UnionPolice-involved shootings have been making headlines across the country. Philadelphia Police are taking a bold step when it comes to transparency.
After Burglary At West Philly Elementary School, FOP Donates iPads, Offers RewardThe union representing city police officers is joining detectives in helping a Catholic elementary school in West Philadelphia crack a burglary case, while replacing its stolen computers.
Attorney Thinks All 6 Acquitted Phila. Cops Will Try To Get Jobs BackTwo of the former officers have said they'll seek to return to the force, but the defense team's lead attorney says he expects the four other former cops to join the action.
Hear Philly: Cheers! Thousands To Pack Philly Pubs For World's Largest Bar CrawlWho doesn't love a good bar crawl this time of year? Especially when great drink specials are offered and you're helping some wonderful causes.
In Wake of Justice Department Report, Mayor Nutter Creates Police Oversight PanelNutter has signed an executive order creating a fifteen-member oversight commission to ensure that the Justice Department's recent recommendations become reality.
Owners of Store Where Phila. Police Officer Killed Puts Major Muscle Into Fundraising EffortOfficials with the GameStop game retailer are joining the effort to collect money for the fallen officer's family.
Philadelphia Police Union Head Angered by Anti-Racism Protests HerePhiladelphia FOP president John McNesby called protesters who criticize Philadelphia police "hatemongers."
Phila. Councilman Revives Push For an Independent Police Review BoardPhiladelphia City Council opened its fall session today with one controversial matter front and center: whether to put more teeth into the civilian panel that studies cases of police misconduct.
Phila. FOP Head Says Pa. State Senate Seat May Be His Next GoalThe head of the Philadelphia chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, John McNesby, says he's likely to run for the state senate. And a new court ruling could boost the size of his campaign warchest.
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."
New Union Contract Gives Police Commissioner Right To Reassign Narco CopsCommissioner Ramsey has long wanted the ability to rotate officers out of the department's narcotics and Internal Affairs units, but such moves had been prohibited by the city's contract with the police union.
Hear Philly: Philadelphia Looks To Make History With World's Largest Bar CrawlThe largest bar crawl ever officially took place last year in Kansas, drawing 4,885 people. On Saturday, May 3rd, that record is expected to be shattered in Philadelphia during what will likely be the new World's Largest Bar Crawl.
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