Philadelphia Police Department

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

(Independence Mall. File photo by Jim Melwert)

ONLY A DRILL: Philadelphia Police Hold Training Exercise Tonight In Old City

The police department says the exercise will start about 5pm in the area of 6th and Market Streets, and will run till about 9pm.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

Mayor Nutter and city law enforcement officials marked the end of a 30-day mourning period for Sgt. Robert Wilson III. (credit: CBS)

Official Monthlong Mourning Period Ends For Slain Philadelphia Police Officer

Mayor Nutter and city law enforcement officials today marked the end of a 30-day mourning period for Sgt. Robert Wilson III, killed last month in the line of the duty.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/06/2015

(Police commissioner Charles Ramsey, at lectern, addresses Philadelphia Police Department recruits at the National Constitutition Center.  Photo by Kristen Johanson)

In New Program, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Stresses Importance of Lawful Policing

Police commissioner Charles Ramsey spoke to a group of 80 recruits about the importance of getting back to the basics when it comes to justice, emphasizing that it all starts with the US Constitution.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/06/2015

(Philadelphia police move to clear out the "Occupy" protest, outside City Hall, in the early-morning hours of November 30, 2011.  File photo)

Penn Student Awarded $80,000 After Being Arrested During ‘Occupy’ Movement Sweep

Gregory Harris was a Penn doctoral student studying the “Occupy” movement when he was tackled and arrested by a Philadelpha police officer.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/03/2015

(Photos provided by Philadelphia Police Dept.)

Trial Set To Get Underway For Six Former Philly Police Officers Accused Of Corruption

Federal authorities allege the six former officers, Thomas Liciardello, Brian Reynolds, Michael Spicer, Perry Betts, Linwood Norman and John Speiser were part of a violent racketeering conspiracy.

03/30/2015

(As deputy police commissioner Richard Ross, deputy mayor Everett Gillison, and public safety director Mike Resnick look on, Mayor Nutter signs his executive order.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

In Wake of Justice Department Report, Mayor Nutter Creates Police Oversight Panel

Nutter has signed an executive order creating a fifteen-member oversight commission to ensure that the Justice Department’s recent recommendations become reality.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

Zeoli Show Log 3.24.15

Rich discusses the reaction to Texas Senator Ted Cruz running for President, New Jersey banning microbeads, and New York City limiting the amount of juice that day care centers can give to children. He also talked to NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback, Roger Staubach, Joel Mathis from Philadelphia Magazine, and Alexis Garcia from Reason.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/24/2015

(At the office of the federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, at lectern, speaks with reporters.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Civil Rights Groups Respond To Justice Department’s Police Involved Shooting Report

The report looks at more than 350 officer involved shootings spanning from 2007 to 2013. In 80% of cases the suspects were African-American, and in 15% of cases, the suspect was unarmed. The DOJ is recommending 91 separate recommendations for change.

03/24/2015

(At the office of the federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, at lectern, speaks with reporters.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philly’s Top Cop Says City Will Follow New Federal Recommendations on Deadly Force

The DOJ report came in response to police commisioner Charles Ramsey’s resquest for a federal investigation after a spike in police-involved shootings in 2013.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

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