Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey
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.
Philadelphia police issued a plea for the public’s help on Sunday in solving a triple homicide at a neighborhood convenience store, in September.
The Philadelphia Police Department is continuing its 42-year tradition of giving away Thanksgiving dinners to needy families.
A Philadelphia police officer was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting someone while off duty.
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.
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.
The “Occupy Philadelphia” protest at City Hall was in its sixth day on Tuesday, with several hundred protesters camping out on Dilworth Plaza.
Protesters with ‘Occupy Philadelphia’ woke up on Dilworth Plaza for Day 2 after spending their first night camped outside of city hall. They even received a visit from Mayor Nutter and Commissioner Ramsey.
The Nutter administration has extended its new weekend curfew for teens, even as it works with City Council to tweak the permanent curfew law.
The Philadelphia Police Department has marked the tenth anniversiary of 9/11 by honoring those who have served their city and their country.
While looking ahead, the mayor also checked the rearview mirror, looking at midyear crime statistics comparing 2011 to the previous four years.
Speaking exclusively with CBS 3, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey revealed preliminary plans to prevent a repeat of Flash Mob violence which, last Friday night, left three victims beaten and robbed on Center City streets.
City officials met last night to discuss ways to stop violent mobs of teenagers from rampaging through Center City. This comes after weekend attacks that left several people injured and an 11-year-old in police custody, charged in the attacks.
Mayor Michael Nutter has relaunched the management tool and held the administration’s first public review meeting on Wednesday.