Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey

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Family, Friends Remember Fallen Officer At Candlelight Vigil

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.

08/19/2012

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Rendell, Ramsey Weigh In On Gun Violence And Colorado Massacre

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.

07/22/2012

(Credit: Phila Police Dept)

Funeral Today For Officer Marc Brady

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.

07/20/2012

(L-R: US Sen. Bob Casey, Philadelphia DA Seth Williams, and Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey at 30th Street Station.  Credit: Ian Bush)

Officials Urge Restoration of Funding For Philadelphia Area Law Enforcement

“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.

04/12/2012

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey testifies during budget hearings before Philadelphia City Council.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Cops To Experiment With ‘Tweeting’ From Officers on Duty

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.

04/11/2012

(Latiff Hadi and Tina Cuffie, also known as Floyd and Tina Wimes.  Phila. PD photos)

Police: 6-Year-Old Died Of Malnutrition, Abuse; Parents In Custody

A young boy has died and his parents are in police custody on charges related to neglect and abuse.

03/21/2012

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Nutter’s Proposed Budget Includes Funds To Hire 400 Police Officers

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.

03/12/2012

(Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter’s Budget Includes Funds For New Police Headquarters In West Philadelphia

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.

03/09/2012

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey.  File photo)

Burglaries, Other Thefts Help Push Crime Total In Philadelphia Higher In 2011

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.

01/02/2012

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Closes 2011 With Highest Per-Capita Murder Rate In U.S.

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.

12/30/2011

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey

Police Seek Help In Solving Triple Murder At West Philadelphia Grocery Store

Philadelphia police issued a plea for the public’s help on Sunday in solving a triple homicide at a neighborhood convenience store, in September.

12/18/2011

(A frozen turkey is boxed for distribution to a needy family by Philadelphia police officers. Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Police Force Donates, Distributes 500 Thanksgiving Meals

The Philadelphia Police Department is continuing its 42-year tradition of giving away Thanksgiving dinners to needy families.

11/22/2011

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Philadelphia Police Officer Arrested For Assault

A Philadelphia police officer was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting someone while off duty.

10/28/2011

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4 Adults, 6 Children Taken Into Police Custody In Connection With ‘Basement Of Horror’ Case

New disturbing details emerged on Tuesday as police continue their investigation into the horrific discovery of the four malnourished, mentally incapacitated adults being held captive in a basement in Northeast Philadelphia.

10/18/2011

(Attendees pose for pictures prior to the start of a law enforcement conference on social media in Philadelphia.   Credit:  Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia’s Top Cop Hosts Social Media Seminar For Law Enforcement

Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey was host for the event, sponsored by a Washington, DC-based police research group and paid for by the US Justice Department’s community policing office.

10/13/2011

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