John McNesby

(Pa. senator-elect Art Haywood is proposing legislation that would require special prosecutors in cases where police use deadly force.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Freshman Pa. Legislator Proposes Special Prosecutors in Police Deadly-Force Cases

State senator-elect Art Haywood says his first action after he is sworn in to the Pennsylvania Senate on January 6th will be to introduce a bill that requires the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor whenever a suspect is killed by police.

12 hours ago

(Phila. FOP president John McNesby.  File photo)

Philadelphia Police Union Head Angered by Anti-Racism Protests Here

Philadelphia FOP president John McNesby called protesters who criticize Philadelphia police “hatemongers.”

12/18/2014

(Mumia Abu-Jamal.  File photo)

Convicted Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal Selected As Commencement Speaker For College In Vermont

A small Vermont college is poking a lot of people in the eye by having convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal as its commencement speaker next Sunday.

09/30/2014

(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

(The former headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer, at Broad and Callowhill Streets.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Daily News Reporters Forced To Defend Pulitzer Prize Winning Series

The Philadelphia Daily News reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize for a 2009 series on police corruption is in the uncomfortable position of challenging the credibility of one of their own sources.

08/24/2014

(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)

Phila. Police Union, Commissioner Say They Can Live With New Contract Rules

The new FOP contract award gives Commissioner Ramsey what he and past Commissioners had long sought: the right to promote some of his commanders based solely on merit, regardless of how they score on exams.

08/04/2014

(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

(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

(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

(John Leck Jr., in file photo. Photo from  Phila. PD)

Man Who Killed Philly Cop In Wrong-Way I-95 Crash Pleads Guilty

John Leck Jr. is pleading guilty to the murder of officer Brian Lorenzo, killed in July of last year when his motorcycle was hit head-on by Leck, intoxicated and driving in the wrong direction.

10/15/2013

(Photo from Phila. DA's office)

Veteran Phila. Police Narcotics Officer Caught In FBI Sting, Charged With Ripoff

Federal authorities allege that officer Jeffrey Walker planted drugs in the target’s car, then stole approximately $15,000 from a home.

05/22/2013

(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

(Joshua Albert.  Photo from staphmeal.com)

Bail Set at $300,000 For Philadelphia Man Accused of Urging Hits on Cops, DA

A local blogger has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly creating web sites that encouraged people to murder police officers and the city’s district attorney.

11/20/2012

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