Philadelphia Police Department
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.
Philadelphia’s 35th Police District rolled out the red carpet Saturday night for neighborhood kids and parents. The movie of choice: ‘Big Hero 6.’
City controller Alan Butkovitz says the Philadelphia Police Department’s surveillance camera system is fraught with problems, including scores of broken-down cameras.
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.
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.’
They’re the first voices you hear when you dial 911.
The police department says the exercise will start about 5pm in the area of 6th and Market Streets, and will run till about 9pm.
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.
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.
Gregory Harris was a Penn doctoral student studying the “Occupy” movement when he was tackled and arrested by a Philadelpha police officer.
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.
Nutter has signed an executive order creating a fifteen-member oversight commission to ensure that the Justice Department’s recent recommendations become reality.
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.
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.
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.