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(Police oommissioner Charles Ramsey testifies at a budget hearing before Philadelphia City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

In Current Climate, Fewer Minorities Want Careers as Cops, Phila. Police Commissioner Says

Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says national incidents of police violence has made recruiting minorities for the Philadelphia police force much tougher.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(The area where the young man was discovered by a passerby, lying on the ground near his wheelchair.  Image from CBS3)

Phila. Police Examining Prior Living Situation of Disabled Man Found Lying in Cobbs Creek Woods

Philadelphia police lieutenant John Walker says officials want to figure out the quality of care previously provided to the young man and what agencies have been involved in overseeing his case.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

(Tony Hanson checks messages from well-wishers on his last day on the job at KYW Newsradio.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Tony Hanson, Mainstay of KYW Newsradio, Caps Off Four-Decade Reporting Career

Our longtime colleague and friend Tony Hanson is retiring today, ending a storied, 37-year career at KYW Newsradio. Listen to our on-air tribute to this legendary reporter.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

(Some of the nearly 1,000 toys donated to the Women Against Abuse gift drive through the Philadelphia Police Department.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

A Philadelphia Police Dept. Toy Drive Goes Viral, Netting a Thousand Toys

And it’s about to bring Christmas joy to some of the city’s most vulnerable and desperate residents.

12/22/2014

(Maureen Rush of the Philadelpha Police Foundation and police commissioner Charles Ramsey hold a ceremonial check denoting the donation of $84,780 for equipment to expand videotaping of police interrogations.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Phila. Police Dept. Gets Big Grant To Expand Recording of Interrogations

It’s now only a matter of time, but no longer a matter of money, before many suspect interrogations by Philadelphia police detectives are recorded by camera and microphone.

06/03/2014

(Frame from surveillance video, supplied by Phila. PD)

1 Arrested, 2 Sought in Assault-Robbery of Queen Village Storekeeper

It happened about 9:30pm last Tuesday, when three unknown men armed with a shotgun and a Taser burst into the Queen Village Mini Market on Christian Street and announced a robbery.

12/03/2012