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Philly Mayor Forms Panel to Review Use of Force

March 26, 2015
Following a Justice Department report on the use of lethal force by Philadelphia police, Mayor Michael Nutter yesterday signed an executive order creating an independent oversight committee to implement the report's recommendations.

Video: Philly Officer Slain, 2 Brothers Face Murder Charges

March 6, 2015
Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III, an 8-year veteran, died after he was shot by suspects several times at close range during an attempted robbery inside a North Philadelphia GameStop late Thursday afternoon. The 30-year-old father leaves behind two young children.

Philly Officer Slain, 2 Brothers Face Murder Charges

March 6, 2015

Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III, an 8-year veteran with the 22nd District, died from his injuries after he was shot by suspects several times at close range during an attempted robbery inside a North Philadelphia GameStop late Thursday afternoon. The 30-year-old father leaves behind two young children, ages 8 and 1. More Here.

Philadelphia Officer Praised for Not Shooting AR-Wielding Man

December 19, 2014

"I immediately announced 'police, drop the weapon.' About the second time I yelled it, he was just looking over his right shoulder. As he looked over his right shoulder, I was in 8 to 10 feet of him. I think he realized me coming out of nowhere, I had the drop on him and he immediately dropped his weapon," Berg said. More Here.

Video: Philadelphia Officer Praised for Not Shooting AR-Wielding Man

December 19, 2014
"I immediately announced 'police, drop the weapon.' About the second time I yelled it, he was just looking over his right shoulder. As he looked over his right shoulder, I was in 8 to 10 feet of him. I think he realized me coming out of nowhere, I had the drop on him and he immediately dropped his weapon," Berg said.

Philly Paramedic Apologizes for Hateful Police Post on Instagram

December 18, 2014

A Philadelphia Fire Department paramedic has apologized for an Instagram post that shows two African American men pointing guns at the head of a white police officer. More Here.

Video: Philly Paramedic Apologizes for Hateful Police Post on Instagram

December 18, 2014
A Philadelphia Fire Department paramedic has apologized for an Instagram post that shows two African American men pointing guns at the head of a white police officer.

Philly Union President Decries Anti-Police Protests

December 18, 2014
The president of Philadelphia's police union on Wednesday decried the protests sweeping cities across the country after grand juries in Missouri and New York state cleared white officers who killed unarmed black suspects.

Philadelphia Mural Honors Officer Killed by Mumia

November 24, 2014
A mural memorializing Daniel Faulkner, the Philadelphia police officer shot to death by Mumia Abu-Jamal in 1981, was unveiled over the weekend on the 6th Police District headquarters in Chinatown. Scores of people, mostly police officers, gathered for the mural’s dedication.

Philly Officer Rescued from Burning Patrol Car by Teen Firefighter and Young Man

November 10, 2014

A young man and a teenage volunteer firefighter are being hailed as heroes after they rescued a police officer and a pickup truck driver from a fiery crash in South Philadelphia Saturday evening. More Here.

Video: Philly Officer Rescued from Burning Patrol Car by Teen Firefighter and Young Man

November 10, 2014
A young man and a teenage volunteer firefighter are being hailed as heroes after they rescued a police officer and a pickup truck driver from a fiery crash in South Philadelphia Saturday evening.

Philadelphia Police Hold Vigil for Daniel Faulkner to Protest Cop Killer's College Speech

October 6, 2014

Philadelphia police held a silent vigil Sunday in protest of convicted police killer Mumia Abu-Jamal's commencement speech at a small Vermont college. More Here.

Video: Philly Narcotics Officers Face 26 Counts of Shaking Down Drug Dealers

July 31, 2014
Zane David Memeger, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, said the disgraced cops allegedly stole $500,000 worth of cash, personal belongings and drugs from suspected drug dealers between February 2006 and November 2012 - and then forged police records to cover their tracks.

Philly Narcotics Officers Face 26 Counts of Shaking Down Drug Dealers

July 31, 2014

Zane David Memeger, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, said the disgraced cops allegedly stole $500,000 worth of cash, personal belongings and drugs from suspected drug dealers between February 2006 and November 2012 - and then forged police records to cover their tracks. Read Full Story Here.

Police: Philadelphia Muslim Leader Tried to Cut Off Suspected Thief's Hand

July 22, 2014
The accused immediately denied it, but to no avail. Mitchell and the mosque's imam carried the accused down a flight of stairs to the backyard of the mosque.

Philadelphia City Council Votes to Decriminalize Pot Possession

June 20, 2014
The Philadelphia City Council on Thursday passed a measure decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, following a wave of U.S. states and cities lowering penalties on the drug.

Video: Wounded Philadelphia Officer Shares Story of Survival

May 8, 2014
Philadelphia Police Officer Edward Davies, critically wounded in the line of duty last August, is speaking out about his struggle to survive and the lifesaving efforts of fellow officers and doctors at Temple Hospital.

Wounded Philadelphia Officer Shares Story of Survival

May 8, 2014

Philadelphia Police Officer Edward Davies, critically wounded in the line of duty last August, is speaking out about his struggle to survive and the lifesaving efforts of fellow officers and doctors. Read Story Here.

Off-Duty Philly Officer Shot in Back

March 4, 2014
According to officials, the 24-year veteran of the force was in plain clothes when a man approached him from behind, mumbled something to the officer, and then shot him once in the back.

Philly PD Sets Transgender Contact Policy

February 10, 2014
Deputy Commissioner Kevin Bethel worked with members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community to fine-tune the nine-page directive.
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