Philadelphia Police Officer Shot
Officer Walker’s mother and other relatives say his murder could have been averted had the Board of Probation and Parole done its job.
“Well, I’m pleased charges were approved,” Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey told reporters.
Police officers from around the region joined Officer Walker’s family and his 22nd District colleagues in remembering his life.
Mayor Nutter says that with law enforcement working around the clock to find them, the best thing Officer Walker’s killers could do is turn themselves in.
Philadelphia’s district attorney has decided not to continue to pursue the death penalty against Abu-Jamal.
Philadelphia police officer John Pawlowski, murdered in February 2009, has been honored with a memorial plaque near the spot where he was shot to death, at Broad and Olney.
Nasuil Martinez, 20, is wanted for wounding police officer Kevin Gorman in the shoulder during a chase.