Fraternal Order of Police
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
Long-sought changes in police protection for Camden, NJ residents and businesses finally took effect this year.
For victims of domestic abuse, “These cell phones really are a lifeline,” says Katie Young-Wildes with Women Against Abuse.
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.
In the latest video, an officer identified as Nace moves a sidewalk basketball backboard, then knocks it over.
People from across Philadelphia gave the gift of warmth Sunday as The 6th Annual drive kicked off.
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.
“You’ll need good insoles for those shoes,” police commissioner Charles Ramsey warned the graduating class. “We start all recruits out on foot.”
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.
Philadelphia FOP president John McNesby calls the award fair for both police and the Nutter administration.