Philadelphia Police Department
Philadelphia police say an elderly couple that had been missing since Wednesday afternoon have been found safe and sound in another state.
More convictions linked to former Philadelphia narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker are being discarded after the officer guilty plea this week to corruption charges.
Former narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker is at the center of continuing grand jury investigation and has been cooperating with authorities since shortly after his arrest in May of 2013.
Attorney David Rudovsky worked with the ACLU in representing a class of plaintiffs in a 2010 suit against the city of Philadelphia over its stop and frisk policy.
“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.”
On Feb. 10 around 9:45 a.m., a 27-year-old female was inside of the Ace Check Cashing at 3509 Germantown Avenue when two unknown men in ski masks entered the store through the ceiling.
Darrin Manning, 16, says police caused him a ruptured testicle while frisking him on a center city streetcorner last January 7th.
Recent high profile police pat downs — including one where a 16-year-old boy claims he suffered major injuries to his genitals — has many watchdog groups asking questions about the city’s stop and frisk policy.
According to a published report, a 16-year-old boy who is a straight-A student at Mathematics, Civics & Sciences Charter School suffered a ruptured testicle during a patdown by police at 15th and Girard on January 7th.
Officer Gregory Kravitz, now on patrol and walking a beat in Philadelphia, proudly wears badge number 3722. It has been in his family for decades.
The armed hold-up took place around 2am Monday.
“This is one of things that the department needed to do to make sure that we are treating people fairly and in the proper way,” Philadelphia Police spokesman Lt. John Stanford says.
Philadelphia police are searching for two suspects who pistol-whipped the owners of a restaurant during a robbery early Monday morning.
“Bullets go up, and they do come down, and we have no control over where they land and who they might injure,” police commissioner Charles Ramsey said.
The group Mothers in Charge held its annual “As We Remember Them” event in Center City last night, honoring those murdered during the past year.