It’s a cold case, but police and a distraught mother still look for justice in a 2011 murder in Cedarbrook, in the far northwest section of Philadelphia.
Everett Gillison, deputy mayor for public safety, says the spike in homicides, combined with the raw emotional impact of the Trayvon Martin case, pushed the Nutter administration to verbalize its tactics.
Defendant Joseph Woods, 41, has admitted that he targeted women he saw he saw on Septa’s Broad Street Subway line, following them off the trains and attacking them.
Police officers from around the region joined Officer Walker’s family and his 22nd District colleagues in remembering his life.
When she saw them apparently trying to jimmy a sliding glass door in the back of the house, she yelled and banged on a window, driving them off.
“We don’t know if there was any relationship at all between the victims and the killers. We don’t believe there was,” police commissioner Charles Ramsey said on Tuesday.
Gunfire claimed the life of a Hunting Park man early Tuesday morning.
Philadelphia police are looking for the man they say is responsible for a series of sex attacks on women in Center City on Saturday evening.