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Men Dressed as Islamic Women Commit Crimes In Philly
April 26, 2012
A recent wave of bank holdups and a homicide committed by men dressed as Muslim women has prompted the Philadelphia-area Islamic community to offer a $20,000 reward for tips that lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.
Celebrities Host Mumia Abu-Jamal Birthday Party
April 11, 2012
Celebrities and activists will call for the release of Mumia Abu-Jamal during an Occupy-style protest later this month marking the cop killer's 58th birthday.
Mumia Abu-Jamal Loses Pa. High Court Appeal
April 3, 2012
Mumia Abu-Jamal, whose conviction in the slaying of a Philadelphia police officer became a major battleground of the 20th century's racial divide, has lost his latest appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
City Pays $1.8M In Fatal Police Shooting of Philly Bystander
March 26, 2012
The city of Philadelphia has agreed to pay $1.8 million to the family of a man killed by stray police gunfire during the pursuit of an armed suspect on New Year's Eve 2008.
Retired Philly Cop Wears Uniform at Occupy Protest
February 14, 2012
Retired Philadelphia Police Capt. Ray Lewis, who gained national attention with his defiant, in-uniform protest and subsequent arrest at Occupy Wall Street, made his first appearance with Occupy Philly on Monday afternoon.
Philly Car Dealer Criticized for Using Fallen Officers on Billboard
December 13, 2011
On Friday, Philadelphia FOP President John McNesby and the Philadelphia Police Department began receiving calls that a well-known Philly car dealer had used the photos of fallen Philadelphia police officers, the department emblem and the Fraternal Order of Police emblem in his billboard advertisements.
Philly Cop Allegedly Stole Credit Cards of Detainees
October 12, 2011
A Philadelphia Police officer has been charged with allegedly stealing the credit or debit cards of detainees, and using them to buy gas and personal goods.
Curfew Brings Quiet Weekend for Philadelphia Police
August 15, 2011
A few dozen youth were picked up for violating curfew, and a teenage girl was stabbed in the arm. Twelve teens were picked up for curfew violations on Saturday, a sharp drop from the 50 apprehended on Friday night.
Philly Implements Curfew to Curb Flash Mob Violence
August 10, 2011
In recent weeks, there have been several assaults by teens on city residents, CNN reports. These attacks, or "flash mobs," are organized via e-mail and social media Websites.
BMW Considers Sport Bike for Police Market
June 30, 2011
BMW plans to field-test a sport bike now being used by police agencies in Europe as an off-road option for American law enforcement. BMW is currently selling a civilian version of its F800-GS in the United States, and could easily convert it for police use, the company's law enforcement manager tells POLICE Magazine.
Philadelphia PD To Change Stop and Frisk Policy
June 21, 2011
The Philadelphia Police Department will change the way it monitors, reviews and audits pedestrian arrests after settling a federal lawsuit filed in November over the department's controversial "stop and frisk" policy.
Feds Nab Philly La Cosa Nostra Crime Boss
May 24, 2011
The defendants allegedly used violence to intimidate and prevent victims and witnesses from cooperating with law enforcement. The indictment alleges various instances where defendants used phrases such as "chop him up" and "put a bullet in your head" when threatening victims.
Philadelphia Cop's Wife Sentenced In Drug Conspiracy
May 18, 2011
A federal judge today sentenced the wife of a former Philadelphia police officer to more than 10 years in prison for her role in a heroin conspiracy that included two police officers.
Decorated Former Philly Officer Sentenced for Heroin Plot
May 10, 2011
A former Philadelphia police officer who was commended four times by the department was sentenced Monday to 42 months in federal prison for a scheme to rob a drug dealer of heroin and resell it for cash.
Philly's Top Cop Considers Chicago Job
March 18, 2011
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey acknowledged that he would seriously consider accepting the post of superintendent of the Chicago Police Department if the position were offered.
Vest Saves Philly Officer Shot by Suicidal Man
March 14, 2011
Officer Nicoletti and Winans struggled in the kitchen with Winans grabbing the officer's gun and firing a shot that grazed the officer's vest. Hearing his partner yell, "He's got my gun," Officer McCarthy headed to aid his partner and fatally shot Winans.
Philly Police Plan Recruit Class, New Academy
February 23, 2011
Commissioner Charles Ramsey expects to get city approval for the class in the second half of the year. The next group of recruits will train and be taught at a former military facility acquired from the federal government.
Gangster Rapper Turned Philly Cop Once Claimed Police Brutality
February 22, 2011
Two years ago, Officer Robert Acevedo Jr. performed as "Young Reek," appearing shirtless in rap videos flashing $100 bills with co-stars holding what look like drugs.
Philly Police Saddle Up Mounted Unit
February 17, 2011
Philadelphia faces mighty obstacles to buck the trend of disbanding horse patrol — constructing or renting stables; reacquiring equipment, including leather goods; training officers; purchasing special vehicles; and funding the unit in hard budgetary times.
Ex-Philly Cops Plead Guilty To Heroin Conspiracy
February 7, 2011
Two former Philadelphia Police officers have pleaded guilty to a heroin conspiracy involving their plan to rob a dealer, and then distribute the drug to another person they believed to be a dealer and money launderer but who was an undercover officer.
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