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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.

Philly SWAT Ends Stand-off With Suspect Who Shot 3 Cops

December 22, 2010
The incident began at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, when the agency's SWAT unit responded to the Sanger Street home with 20-year-old Nasuil Martinez, who was wanted in connection with the Dec. 9 shooting of another officer.

$10,000 Reward Set for Philly Officer's Shooter

December 14, 2010
Police are seeking Naisul Martinez, 20, who is suspected to be involved in a Friday incident. After stopping a vehicle, four men bolted from the vehicle, and the officer gave chase. He was struck by two rounds in the shoulder, as he climbed a fence.

Project Blue Light: Show Your LE Support This Holiday Season

December 3, 2010
For the past 22 years, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) has asked law enforcement families, surviving families, and police supporters to put a "blue light" in their windows during the holiday season as a symbol of remembrance of those officers who have made the supreme sacrifice.

Mumia Supporters Rally at Philly's Federal Courthouse

November 9, 2010
About 500 people rallied outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia today in support of death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal in advance of an appeals court hearing on his sentencing for the murder of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.

Jury Deadlocks, Philly Cop Killer Gets Life

November 8, 2010
The 12 Philadelphians who spent three days last week deliberating the fate of Rasheed Scrugs for the murder of Police Officer John Pawlowski returned to court this morning and essentially asked to start over.

Philly PD Seeks Donations To Bring Back Mounted Unit

November 5, 2010
Officials hope to establish the unit with $2 million for 10-12 hours. The unit was cut for budgetary reasons in 2006.

Philly Cop Must Pay Victim's Family

October 26, 2010
The verdict against Officer Marvin Burton came despite three separate investigations by the District Attorney's office, Internal Affairs Division, and the Firearms Discharge Review Board that ruled the shooting justifiable.

Partner Testifies About Slain Philly Officer

October 23, 2010
Philadelphia Police Officer Mark Klein, 26, took the witness stand Friday to describe the night he lost his partner and high-school friend John Pawlowski.

Philly Cop Killer Stuns Judge With Guilty Plea

October 21, 2010
When asked to enter a plea in his trial of the ambush killing of Officer John Pawlowski, Rasheed Scruggs stood and said, "I'm guilty of first-degree murder, and I'm sorry."

Three Philadelphia Officers Cleared In Shooting

October 14, 2010
"After a lengthy and careful review of the facts in this case I concluded that the three officers acted properly in this situation," according to District Attorney Seth Williams. "Vincent Parsons fired first and the officers had no other choice but to fire back."

Parolee Who Ambushed Philly Officer Could Face Death

October 4, 2010
The trial of Rasheed Scrugs, 35, is the fourth in 10 months covering one of the darkest periods in the Philadelphia PD, which lost seven officers on-duty in less than three years.
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