Philadelphia Police Department
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.
Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says he supports all of the 59 recommendations contained in a preliminary report on “21st Century Policing.”
Thirty-three-year-old Kevin Corcoran has been sentenced to one day in prison followed by six months of house arrest in what authorities called the improper detention of an Iraq War veteran last year.
“It’s a large group, they’ve been waiting a long time. They have earned the right to be promoted,” said Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office says a former clerk at the Police Department’s Auto Pound Unit has been arrested for stealing three ATVs that were impounded by police.