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.
Mayor Michael Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey spoke out at a City Hall press conference condemning six indicted narcotics officers and refuting suggestions that corruption in the department is widespread.
6 Philadelphia Cops Arrested In Corruption Probe That Commissioner Calls ‘One Of The Worst Cases I’ve Ever Heard’
Six Philadelphia Police officers who served in narcotics were taken into custody by FBI agents Wednesday as part of a federal corruption probe.
The task force will be made up of parents, teachers, civic organizations, students, medical professionals, law enforcement and religious leaders, and the Board says it’s already received more than a dozen applications from candidates.
Carlos Guzman and Hector Ramos were charged with Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network and Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance.
“The strongest association was found in adults who started marijuana use before age 15,” researchers say.
The research spans 20 years and looked at a sample of nearly 12 million students nationwide.
Think lighting up a joint every now and then is harmless? New research out of Northwestern University and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School appears to dispute that belief.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has seized yet another illegal khat shipment at the international courier express facility near Philadelphia International Airport.
There is no doubt that there is a problem with the abuse of prescription pain medications in our country. But for some people these medications are necessary.
New Jersey’s U.S. attorney’s office says those charged are allegedly members and suppliers of an organization that distributed heroin and cocaine throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.
The arrests are the result of “Operation China White,” a joint investigation led by New Jersey State Police, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice.
Officials hope it will help battle an epidemic of drug overdoses and deaths.
Burlington County police say a number of agencies assisted in the two joint operations.
Police chased the suspect upstairs, and he then jumped from the second-floor window to the ground.