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Philadelphia Police Department

(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

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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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Philadelphia Police Department Set To Enact Interview Policy Changes

Beginning later this week, New Year’s day, Philadelphia police will enact new interview policies to protect the rights of suspects and witnesses. And police officials see other benefits in upcoming policy changes.

12/23/2013

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Philly Cops Braced In Case of Unruly Eagles’ Revelers on Sunday Night

Philadelphia Police say they will be beefing up the deployment of officers Sunday night, just in case the Eagles clinch the NFC East and fans take to the streets in celebration.

12/20/2013

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Surveillance Video Playing Increasing Role In Arrest, Conviction Of Criminals

The Philadelphia Police Department reports since February of 2011, it has made arrests in nearly 200 crimes, including murders, based on the aggressive pursuit of surveillance video to identify suspects.

11/25/2013

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Dozens Nabbed in Philadelphia Drug Sweeps

Philadelphia police captain Tom Davidson of the Narcotics Field Division says the undercover investigation resulted in the arrest of 77 adults and seven juveniles.

11/22/2013

(Philadelphia businessman Joseph Carlini, left, at the announcement of his donation to the Philadelphia Police Foundation.  Photo provided by Phila. PD, used with permission)

Businessman Donates $26,000 For Replacement Vests For Phila. Police

The Philadelphia Police Foundation received the money from Joseph Carlini, CEO of the Philadelphia-based McKean Defense Group and a foundation member.

11/20/2013

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