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Suspect Sought In Armed Robbery Of Juniata 7-Eleven

Police are searching for a suspect in the armed robbery of a convenience store in Northeast Philadelphia early Monday morning.

06/09/2014

Officer Charles Ramsey, with his mother, Dr. Sylvia Ramsey. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Commissioner Ramsey’s Son Among Philadelphia Police Academy Graduates

Commissioner Ramsey says his son, a Penn State graduate who had been working as a probation officer, finally decided to join the “family business.”

06/04/2014

(A Philadelphia police officer examines the car in which Phillippe Holland was shot and severely wounded by undercover Philadelphia police during a confusing confrontation that escalated.  Credit: CBS-3)

Community, Fundraising For Pizza Deliveryman Shot By Phila. Cops, Wants Answers

Philippe Holland was left in critical condition following the April 22nd shooting, near 51st Street and Baltimore Avenue. The official word from police was that the shooting may have been the result of a “misunderstanding.”

05/13/2014

(Dorian Parsley.  Phila. PD photo)

Police Dispatcher Accused Of Taking Bribes From Tow Truck Drivers

A Philadelphia police civilian dispatcher has been indicted on charges she took bribes to steer car towing work to those who allegedly paid the bribes.

05/09/2014

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Police in NE Philly Warn Elderly Drivers About Fake Auto Repair Scammers

According to investigators, a man approached the 94-year-old driver and told him his car had a wobbly wheel and he could fix it. The motorist gave the suspect $940. The suspect fled with the money.

04/03/2014

(Virginia and William Rigler.  Photos provided by Phila. PD)

Missing Elderly Phila. Couple Located Safe in Virginia

Philadelphia police say an elderly couple that had been missing since Wednesday afternoon have been found safe and sound in another state.

03/07/2014

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DA Invalidates More Convictions Tied To Corrupt Philly Cop

More convictions linked to former Philadelphia narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker are being discarded after the officer guilty plea this week to corruption charges.

02/28/2014

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Former Philly Cop Pleads Guilty To Corruption, Agrees To Cooperate

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.

02/24/2014

(A frame from the hourlong surveillance video which captured part of an incident in which a Philadelphia high school student claims he was roughed up by police.  Image from Phila. PD Youtube posting)

Local Attorney Weighs In On City’s Controversial Stop And Frisk Policy

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.

02/22/2014

February 19, 2014: (At a center city press conference, classmates of Darrin Manning sit behind (L-R) Paula Peebles of National Action Network Pa.; Veronica Joyner, principal at Manning's school; Lewis Small, Manning's attorney; Ikea Coney, Manning's mother; and Darrin Manning.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Move To Clarify Controversial Case of Student’s Patdown by Philly Cops

“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.”

02/19/2014

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Suspects Enter Store Through Ceiling, Steal SEPTA Passes And Cash

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.

02/11/2014

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey listens as DA Seth Williams describes how his office will contribute to the ongoing investigation.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. DA Adding Muscle of His Office to Probe of Teen’s Stop-and-Frisk Injury

Darrin Manning, 16, says police caused him a ruptured testicle while frisking him on a center city streetcorner last January 7th.

02/06/2014

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Police Department Rolls Out New Electronic System To Monitor Stop And Frisks

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.

01/31/2014

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey gestures toward a video replay of an incident that took place January 7th near Broad and Girard.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Phila. Police Commissioner Says January 7th Street Incident Remains Unclear

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.

01/17/2014

(Gregory Kravitz, at Philadelphia police department ceremonies at Temple University.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

New Philly Police Officer Gets Badge of His Heroic Cousin, Killed in Iraq

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.

01/17/2014

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