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Two Films Present Contrasting Views of Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

September 22, 2010
Screenings of two contrasting films about convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal in Philadelphia on Thursday brought appearances from police widow Maureen Faulkner as well as Abu-Jamal himself, who called from prison.

Worker Kills Two at Cookie Factory, Surrenders to Philly SWAT

September 10, 2010
After pointing her licensed .357 Magnum at security guards to gain entry, Hiller reportedly entered the building's lunchroom and opened fire on three employees who she had an ongoing dispute with.

Fleeing Shoplifter Body-Slams Philly Officer

August 19, 2010
A man caught shoplifting in a Rite-Aid by a Philadelphia police lieutenant grabbed the officer, flipped him over body-slammed him before running out of the store.

Hung Jury Forces Life Sentences In Philly Cop's Killing

August 18, 2010
The two bank robbers involved in the fatal shooting of Philadelphia PD Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski in 2008 avoided the death penalty, when a Common Pleas Court jury deadlocked on execution because they didn't pull the trigger.

Philly Officer Who Stole $825 From Bar Involuntarily Committed

August 3, 2010
Officer Kenneth Crockett becomes the eleventh officer arrested since March 2009. The officer's family committed him, after he learned he would face first-degree misdemeanor counts of theft and receiving stolen property.

Should You Chase or Contain?

July 31, 2010

So should you chase or contain? It depends on the situation and what agency you work for. Just as there are a variety of threats to consider about suspects in flight, so too are there differences of opinion as to how to address the problem.

Philly Police Recover 'Scary' Arsenal at Scene of Officer Shooting

July 17, 2010
Weapons dropped by fleeing suspects included an AK-47, SKS carbine and Glock pistol. Inside a van were two Bushmaster AR-15 assault-type rifles, a TEC-9 semiautomatic pistol, a Taurus PT24 pistol, and another Glock.

Mumia Abu-Jamal Documentary 'The Barrel of a Gun' Gets Release Date

June 14, 2010
Filmmaker Tigre Hill has been working on the film since 2006, and says he has uncovered new evidence showing the killing was premeditated.

Philly PD Brass Work to Keep Officers' Unauthorized Crime Scene Photos From Web

June 1, 2010
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey condemned the taking of personal photos at crime scenes, calling it unprofessional and immature.

Philadelphia Police Cuts May Eliminate Two Academy Classes

May 25, 2010
The department's sworn force peaked in 2001 at 6,900 officers. Since then, it has fallen to the current 6,600 and is expected to reach 6,400 in the next year due to attrition.

Jury Acquits Man In 1966 Shooting That Caused Philly Officer's Death

May 25, 2010
A jury has acquitted William Barnes for causing the death of Barclay, who succumbed to wounds 41 years after the 1966 shooting. Barnes had shot the 23-year-old rookie during a burglary.

Philly Sergeant Shot Himself, Lied About Attack

May 13, 2010
A Philadelphia sergeant who had said he was attacked by an unidentified black man has acknowledged he made up the story.

Trial Begins in Philly Officer's 1966 Shooting

May 11, 2010
Opening arguments are scheduled for next week in the trial of 73-year-old William Barnes, who is accused of causing the death of Officer Walter Barclay, who died 41 years after the shooting.

MLB Players Applaud Philly Cop for TASERing Field-Jumping Fan

May 6, 2010
While some question the use of force on a teen who ran on to the field as a lark, plenty of players, baseball officials and security officers say it's difficult to make that determination in the moment. Recalling the stabbing of tennis star Monica Seles in 1993, and the beating of Royals first base coach Tom Gamboa in 2002, they stressed the need to feel safe on the field.

Philly Officer Charged With Murder In Off-Duty Shooting

May 4, 2010
The department has begun proceedings to fire Officer Rudolph Gary, 26, who has been a Philadelphia officer for less than a year.

Philly Officer Says Captain Ordered Hair-Color Change

April 22, 2010
Officer Renee Norman is claiming the captain said her hair was purple, an "unnatural color" that violates the department's Directive 78-D that bans purple, blue, and green hair colors. Norman is claiming her hair was red.

Pursuit Through Narrow North Philly Streets

April 3, 2010

The driver of a sedan tries to elude Philadelphia officers through the narrow streets of the north side of the city. A citizen driver who was in the wrong place at the wrong time helps end the pursuit.

Former Philly Officer Charged With Killing Unarmed Man

February 8, 2010
Former Philadelphia officer Frank Tepper will face murder charges for shooting and killing an unarmed man during a late-night melee in November, district attorney Seth Williams announced today.

Philly Officer Saves Family From Burning Home

February 2, 2010
A police officer roused residents of a burning row house in North Philadelphia this morning, hustling them to safety before the home exploded in flames.

Supreme Court Makes Mumia Abu-Jamal Death Sentence Possible

January 20, 2010
The Supreme Court threw out a 2008 ruling by an appeals court in Philadelphia that had set aside the death sentence of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. The justices ordered the appeals court to revisit the ruling, which had said Abu-Jamal deserved a new hearing.
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