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The report, commissioned by Pres. Obama, calls for external, independent investigations and outside prosecutors when police use deadly force.
State representatives Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ron Waters (both D-Phila.) are charged with taking cash from an undercover agent. Pennsylvania’s attorney general had previously declared the cases dead.
A growing coalition of state lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and other leaders are pressing for an amendment to Pennsylvania’s hate-crime law to protect the LGBT community.
The Philadelphia district attorney has agreed to vacate the man’s 1993 verdict and sentence, making way for a new trial based on new DNA evidence.
The practice is called “Seize and Seal,” and it allows the Philadelphia DA’s office to get an order from a judge to seize a home that is linked to alleged drug activity.
The DA says the passage of time has made a new case too difficult to prosecute, so the charges against Eugene Gilyard and Lance Felder are being dropped.
Philadelphia officials today unveiled details on the long-planned overhaul of the city’s corruption-tainted Traffic Court.
Honor Student Who Claims Genitals Manhandled During Police Patdown Reaches Agreement On Criminal Charges
For months, Mathematics Civics and Sciences Charter School student Darrin Manning faced aggravated assault, simple assault and other charges in connection with a January 7th pat down. But his attorney William Buckman says they’ve hammered out the charges with the DA’s office.
A 45-year-old man is accused of inappropriate behavior outside of a local high school.
DA Seth Williams described a scheme that he says defrauded 21 insurance companies of some $400,000 over seven years.
Councilman James Kenney notes that there were 4,200 arrests last year in Philadelphia involving people with small amounts of pot.
Police say defendant Shelton Thomas, 47, stole about $95,000 from victim Raymond Campbell, 93, of West Philadelphia.
“It’s time for the district attorney to withdraw charges in this case,” said Lewis Small, attorney for Darrin Manning, during a press conference. “It’s just time to end the injustice.”
Edward Bracey was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Danny Boyle in 1991.
Alvarez, a former assistant DA, says Williams has wasted a chance to make the city better by focusing on public corruption.