Philadelphia Police Department
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.
Police charged one 15-year-old boy in connection with the murder last Thursday of a man walking his dog in West Philadelphia, and a second 15-year-old, the alleged triggerman, surrendered to authorities early Friday morning.
Brandon Tate-Brown was fatally shot in the head in Mayfair. According to investigators, he struggled with police officers who stopped him for not having his headlights on.
Thousands turned out in West Philadelphia Saturday morning to pay their respects to fallen Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III.
Mourners, including hundreds of police officers, gathered Saturday morning, paying their last respects to fallen Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III.
Chip Kelly attended the viewing for fallen Philadelphia Police officer Robert Wilson III.
Officer Robert Wilson III was not wearing a video camera at the time of his murder, but he and other members of the 22nd District have been part of the police department’s initial testing of the technology.
Officials say a Philadelphia police officer shot in North Philadelphia has died.
KYW was first to reveal the findings of the Pennsylvania Crime Commission’s secret multi-year investigation of the Philadelphia Police Department in the 70’s.