Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey
Vice President Joe Biden brought his push for tougher gun laws to Philadelphia’s Girard College on Monday.
A $10,000 reward is being offered after tires were slashed on nearly 60 cars in West Philadelphia.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). It was created to fight hatred around the world.
It’s a longstanding tradition during the football season: feeding police officers working at the stadium. Yesterday, for the first time, cops working the Phillies game were offered gourmet Chinese takeout.
Philadelphia homicide detectives said on Sunday the second suspect in the murder of Officer Moses Walker, Jr. is in police custody in Montgomery, Alabama.
As the search for fallen Philadelphia Police Officer Moses Walker Junior’s killer intensified and a reward for information leading to an arrest increased to $35,000, his family and friends held a candlelight vigil on Sunday evening to honor his memory and to mourn his loss.
On ABC’s “This Week” Sunday morning, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and former Governor Ed Rendell talked about the Colorado shooting and why they’re fighting for stricter gun laws.
For the second Friday in a row, a Philadelphia Police officer will be laid to rest, today. Officer Marc Brady, 32, was killed last Sunday near his home while riding a bicycle. His former girlfriend’s current boyfriend is charged with homicide by vehicle.
“House Republicans are proposing cuts which amount to, across the board, about five percent in these programs,” US Sen. Robert Casey said today at the 30th Street Amtrak station in West Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says that in coming weeks, he’s starting a test in which officers on duty will post updates on Twitter — to better reach the communities they patrol.
A young boy has died and his parents are in police custody on charges related to neglect and abuse.
Among the many details in Mayor Nutter’s new budget is a plan to hire 400 more police officers over the coming year. Commissioner Charles Ramsey says that’ll help, as the department tries to keep up with retirements fueled by the controversial DROP program.
The mayor is setting aside $9-million in the new budget for design work on a new police headquarters to be constructed at 46th and Market Streets. It’ll replace the nearly 50-year-old Roundhouse at 8th and Race Streets.
Crime was up about two percent in Philadelphia last year. Homicides were up, but a driving force behind the overall increase in crime was burglary and other thefts.
Philadelphia is closing out another year with homicides up again. On a per-capita measurement, the city has the highest murder rate among big U.S. cities.