In Wake of Justice Department Report, Mayor Nutter Creates Police Oversight PanelNutter has signed an executive order creating a fifteen-member oversight commission to ensure that the Justice Department's recent recommendations become reality.
Philly's Top Cop Says City Will Follow New Federal Recommendations on Deadly ForceThe DOJ report came in response to police commisioner Charles Ramsey's resquest for a federal investigation after a spike in police-involved shootings in 2013.
Director Speaks On How Changing Culture Could Decrease Police-Involved Shootings In PhiladelphiaThe Philadelphia Police Department will soon be subject to a review by a special unit at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Reading, Pa. Parking Authority Accused Of Bias In LawsuitFederal authorities on Thursday accused the Reading Parking Authority in southeastern Pennsylvania of discriminating against Hispanic employees by ignoring years' worth of ethnic slurs and threats made against them by co-workers and supervisors.
Philadelphia Couple Joins Class-Action Lawsuit Against NSA's Verizon Spying"It's a violation of our privacy rights, our freedom of association, our due process rights," says attorney Larry Klayman, who filed the initial lawsuit.
US Dept. of Justice Evaluating Legality of Pennsylvania Voter ID LawThe US Department of Justice says it is reviewing whether Pennsylvania’s new voter photo ID law is in compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act.
Wells Fargo Settles Gov't Complaint Over Home-Buyer 'Redlining'African-American homebuyers may be eligible for some cash, under the settlement of a multi-state "reverse redlining" complaint against Wells Fargo.
Delaware River Dredging Opponents Try Again To Halt ProjectThe basic argument to stop the $360-million project, argued to be critical to bringing new, larger ships upriver, is that the US Army Corps of Engineers didn't pay enough attention to opponents' various concerns.
Philadelphia's Top Cop Hosts Social Media Seminar For Law EnforcementPhiladelphia 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.