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5 Shot, Gunman Dead in Attack on Pennsylvania Magistrate's Office

September 20, 2018
Police officers from Masontown and German Township entered the lobby and engaged the shooter. The officer from German Township shot and fatally wounded the suspect.

DA: Police Not at Fault for Death of Pennsylvania Man During Search

August 31, 2018
Berks County District Attorney John Adams has concluded that the death of 51-year-old Gregory Longenecker as he fled police into a thicket of tall grass was his own fault, not the fault of the police who were chasing him.

Pennsylvania Town Considers Disbanding Police Department after Fatal OIS

August 23, 2018
Officials in East Pittsburgh, PA, are considering dissolving that town's police department after a controversial officer-involved shooting in June.

3 Philly Officers Injured, Suspect Killed During Warrant Operation

August 21, 2018
The officer who was hit by the car suffered an injury to his right knee. Two other officers also were injured at the scene, but how they were hurt was unclear. All three officers were in stable condition at a local hospital.

Philly SWAT Officer Shot in Face Last Week Leaves Hospital

August 15, 2018
The shootout left 49-year-old SWAT team officer Jaison Potts with a broken jaw. He and other officers were trying to execute a search warrant in Germantown.

Citizens Rally in Support of Pennsylvania Officer Charged with Manslaughter

August 13, 2018
Citizens showing support for law enforcement held a rally on Sunday backing South Whitehall Township Police Officer Jonathan Roselle, who now faces manslaughter charges for fatally shooting Joseph Santos two weeks ago.

Philadelphia Police Fatally Shoot Suspect Who Fired on Squad Car

August 9, 2018
A Philadelphia car was riddled with bullets — and a suspect shot dead — in a running gun battle between a gunman on a bicycle and pursuing police on Thursday morning.

Philadelphia Officer Shot While Serving Warrant in Critical Condition

August 6, 2018
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said that Officer Jaison Potts suffered "very serious" facial injuries, including a broken jaw, and may have artery damage. Commissioner Ross said that despite the critical nature of his injuries, the 20-year veteran officer is expected to survive.

Pennsylvania Police Chief Nominated for HAIX Hero of the Month

July 23, 2018
Chief Jerry Bellak was nominated by the mayor of the small Somerset County community. Indian Lake Borough Mayor Michael Miscoe wrote that Bellak, a 37-year law enforcement veteran, has transformed the police department since becoming chief two years ago.

Off-Duty Philly Officer Struck by Gunfire at July 4th Party

July 5, 2018
Off-duty Philadelphia Police Officer Fred Attakora was wounded and a 23-year-old man was killed when gunfire tore into an Independence Day party in Southwest Philadelphia.

Officer Charged with Homicide in Antwon Rose Shooting

June 27, 2018
Officer Rosfeld is accused of killing Rose, who was in a car stopped in East Pittsburgh 13 minutes after the drive-by shooting in North Braddock. The vehicle had bullet holes and matched a description of the vehicle involved in the drive-by, which left a 22-year-old with a gunshot wound to the stomach, from which he is recovering.

Pennsylvania Politicians Call For Charges in Fatal OIS of Antwon Rose

June 26, 2018
Several elected officials have joined community protesters in calling for charges to be filed against Officer Michael Rosfeld for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose.

Pennsylvania Police Crack Cold Case with DNA, Genetic Genealogy Database

June 26, 2018
Police in Pennsylvania have made an arrest in the 1992 rape and murder of Christy Mirack, an elementary school teacher in Lancaster.

Pennsylvania Police Fatally Shoot Man During Traffic Stop

June 21, 2018
A police officer in the town of East Pittsburgh fatally shot a 17-year-old suspect just seconds after he fled a traffic stop late Tuesday.

Photo of Kid in Cuffs Posted on Social Media Sparks Debate

June 14, 2018
Lancaster Chief of Police Jarrad Berkihiser said that the officer was called to the school because the boy was in some manner of crisis, and that the handcuffs were needed to protect the student from harming himself or others.

Pennsylvania Officers Shot Responding to Kidnapping Call

June 13, 2018
Police went to the house around 10:45 p.m. after a woman told them that two of her teenage sons were possibly being held hostage there in connection with stolen drugs and money.

Pennsylvania Organizations Teach Teens About Policing, Military

June 12, 2018
For six days, the teens will live in the dorms at York College, marching to and from classes in platoon formation, learning about criminal codes, forensics, crowd control, and other law enforcement topics.

Transgender Woman Arrested Attempting to Burn Thin Blue Line Flag

June 12, 2018
An 18-year-old named Ryan Segin tried to pour lighter fluid on a Thin Blue Line Flag but police stopped her before she could light it.

Philly Police Issue New Policy on Trespass Enforcement

June 8, 2018
Officers are now instructed to first attempt to de-escalate and mediate disturbances between property owners and accused offenders.

Pennsylvania K-9 Dies After Falling from Roof in Training

June 7, 2018
K-9 Choper was a 5-year-old German shepherd who served with the Conewango Township (PA) Police Department.
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