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(Councilman Curtis Jones speaks with reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. Councilman Revives Push For an Independent Police Review Board

Philadelphia 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.

09/11/2014

(Phila. FOP president John McNesby.  File photo)

Phila. FOP Head Says Pa. State Senate Seat May Be His Next Goal

The 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.

08/21/2014

(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

(The new FOP labor contract with the City of Philadelphia is announced by, from left, police commissioner Charles Ramsey, mayor Michael Nutter, deputy mayor for public safety Everett Gillison, and FOP Lodge 5 president John McNesby.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

New Union Contract Gives Police Commissioner Right To Reassign Narco Cops

Commissioner 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.

07/31/2014

Ray Sheehan, one of the organizers of the World's Largest Bar Crawl in Philadelphia. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Hear Philly: Philadelphia Looks To Make History With World’s Largest Bar Crawl

The 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.

04/20/2014

Amber Long

Police Still Seeking Help In Case Of Woman Shot Dead In Northern Liberties

An increased reward was set to expire at midnight Sunday for information leading to an arrest in the murder of 26-year-old Amber Long.

02/16/2014

A Camden County police car.  (credit: Mike DeNardo)

2013 IN REVIEW: Camden Police Force Is Overhauled

Long-sought changes in police protection for Camden, NJ residents and businesses finally took effect this year.

12/26/2013

(Out-of-their-prime cell phones destined for new life as 911 "Hopelines" are displayed at Philadelphia police headquarters.  Credit: Ian Bush)

Owners of Obsolete Cell Phones Urged To Donate Them For Abuse Victims

For victims of domestic abuse, “These cell phones really are a lifeline,” says Katie Young-Wildes with Women Against Abuse.

11/20/2013

(Delaney Lindberg, 12, places a rose on the plaque honoring her late grandfather, Officer Dave Sampson.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

21 New Plaques Honor Fallen Heroes Outside Phila. FOP Headquarters

Twenty-one additional fallen police officers now have a final place of honor, as plaques in their names were dedicated outside FOP headquarters in Northeast Philadelphia.

10/23/2013

(A Philadelphia police officer identified as Philip Nace overturns a basketball stand.  Image from Youtube)

Philly Cop Under Investigation After 2nd Questionable Act Caught on Video

In the latest video, an officer identified as Nace moves a sidewalk basketball backboard, then knocks it over.

10/17/2013

'Coats for Kids' volunteer Bernadette Carter. (Credit: Justin Udo)

‘Coats For Kids’ Clothing Drive Underway

People from across Philadelphia gave the gift of warmth Sunday as The 6th Annual drive kicked off.

10/06/2013

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

Advocacy Groups Want Probe Into Assault Acquittal of Philadelphia Cop

Lt. Jonathan Josey was found not guilty of assault charges stemming from an incident in which he was caught on videotape slapping a woman to the ground during a Puerto Rican Day celebration. The judge’s wife is a Philadelphia police officer.

03/07/2013

(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

(A Camden police car may soon be a thing of the past when the county takes over policing duties.  File photo from CBS3)

NJ Agency OKs Layoff of Camden’s Entire Police Force

The City of Camden, NJ has received the go-ahead to lay off all of its uniformed police officers, in a step toward creating a new, county-run police force.

01/03/2013

(Phila. FOP president John McNesby.  File photo)

Arbitrator Gives Philadelphia Cops 6-Percent Raise Over Two Years

Philadelphia FOP president John McNesby calls the award fair for both police and the Nutter administration.

12/20/2012

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