Philadelphia Police Department

(Defendants Carlton Hipps and Ramone Williams.  Photos from Phila. PD)

Case of 2 Accused Phila. Cop Killers Moves Closer To Trial

The suspects in the shooting death of Philadelphia police officer Robert Wilson III waived their right to a preliminary hearing.

05/20/2015

(Defense attorney Jack McMahon speaks with reporters outside the Criminal Justice Center in 2013.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Attorney Thinks All 6 Acquitted Phila. Cops Will Try To Get Jobs Back

Two of the former officers have said they’ll seek to return to the force, but the defense team’s lead attorney says he expects the four other former cops to join the action.

05/15/2015

(Photos by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Emergency Responders Recall Frenzy of Amtrak Crash Night

“Controlled chaos would be an understatement,” said police inspector Mike McCarrick, who runs the police department’s East Division, where the derailment occurred.

05/15/2015

(Photos provided by Philadelphia Police Dept.)

Not Guilty on All Counts in Philadelphia Police Narcotics Corruption Case

The stunning verdict, following seven days of deliberations, was read aloud by the jury foreman: not guilty on each of 26 counts.

05/14/2015

(Philadelphia police AID captain John Wilczynski and officer Gary Harrison.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

As Philadelphia Hit-Run Incidents Rise, Police Department’s AID Pursues Justice

“We often arrest someone a year or year and a half, two years later,” says Officer Gary Harrison (right), who investigates many of these crimes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

(Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Annual Philly-to-DC Fallen Officer Run Bypassing Riot-Torn Baltimore This Year

Usually, the Law Enforcement Memorial Run, a 142-mile trip from Philly to DC, has a stop in Baltimore along the way. Not this year, organizers say.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

(Voting machines at a warehouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

City Council President Delays Purchase of New Voting Machines

Darrell Clarke says the money is better spent on aging police and fire stations.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

(credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Cops: Alleged Northeast Philly Bush Bandit Turns Himself In

Police say a man caught on surveillance video stealing a shrub from a garden in Northeast Philadelphia has turned himself in after the video circulated on social media.

05/05/2015

Michael Spicer (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Former Philadelphia Police Officer Faces Cross-Examination In Squad Corruption Trial

Michael Spicer is set to return after spending most of Friday on the witness stand.

05/04/2015

Tanya Brown-Dickerson with her attorney (R). (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Mother Of Brandon Tate-Brown Files Class Action And Wrongful Death Suit Against City

The mother of Brandon Tate-Brown, the man killed by police during a traffic stop in Frankford last December — sued the city of Philadelphia and two police officers involved in the shooting on Tuesday.

04/29/2015

(credit: Inspector Anthony Washington)

Philadelphia Police District Transforms Into Movie Theater

Philadelphia’s 35th Police District rolled out the red carpet Saturday night for neighborhood kids and parents. The movie of choice: ‘Big Hero 6.’

04/26/2015

(Alan Butkovitz testifies at a City Council budget hearing.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Controller Disputes Effectiveness of City’s Crime Cameras

City controller Alan Butkovitz says the Philadelphia Police Department’s surveillance camera system is fraught with problems, including scores of broken-down cameras.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

(credit: Philadelphia Police)

Search Continues For Pair In Hit-Run That Killed 2-Year-Old Boy In Kensington

Despite having the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident in Kensington that killed a 2-year-old boy, Philadelphia Police say the search for two people who were inside the vehicle is still ongoing.

04/21/2015

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. (credit: CBS)

Nutter Creates Panel To Help Tackle Recommendations Contained In US Dept. Of Justice Report On Police

Mayor Nutter has followed through on an Executive Order and named members of an independent civilian oversight board to advance efforts to ‘create a more responsive’ police department that ‘earns the public’s respect.’

04/18/2015

(Police dispatcher Celestine Stanford with Capt. Jonathan Lane at Police HQ.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

‘Dispatcher of the Year’ Awards Conferred by Philadelphia Police and Fire Depts.

They’re the first voices you hear when you dial 911.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

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