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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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$25K Reward Offered in Chain of Northeast Philly Wawa Robberies

The armed hold-up took place around 2am Monday.

01/13/2014

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia PD Revamps Policies For Dealing With Transgender

“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.

01/07/2014

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Owners Pistol-Whipped During Armed Robbery Of West Philly Restaurant

Philadelphia police are searching for two suspects who pistol-whipped the owners of a restaurant during a robbery early Monday morning.

01/06/2014

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Philadelphia Authorities Warn Against New Year’s Eve Gunplay

“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.

12/31/2013

Mothers in Charge Founder and Executive Director Dorothy Johnson-Speight speaking at "As We Remember Them" (credit: Tim Jimenez)

‘Mothers In Charge’ Honors Lives Cut Short Due To Violence In 2013

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.

12/28/2013

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Philadelphia Police Warn of Pickpockets In Coffee Shops During Holiday Season

Philadelphia police report an uptick in pickpocket thefts this time of year, especially in coffee shops and cafés.

12/24/2013

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