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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.

Philly Police to Buy 1,000 TASERs

January 7, 2010
The Philadelphia Police Department has agreed to buy 1,000 Tasers to expand the use of less-than-lethal weapons by officers often called upon to deal with unruly, mentally ill people.

Philly Officer to be Stripped of Badge for Off-Duty Killing of Unarmed Man

January 5, 2010
The off-duty police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 21-year-old man in November during a street fight will be stripped of his badge, Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey announced yesterday.

$5K Reward Offered In Philly Officer's Shooting

January 1, 2010
Officer Martin Campbell, 23, is recovering from surgery to his leg after a bullet nicked an artery. Two men have been arrested in connection to the shooting.

Philly Fugitives Owe City More Than $1 Billion

December 15, 2009
Before the robbery, Scott had skipped out under the courts' “deposit bail“ system, which requires many offenders to pay only 10 percent of their bail while signing IOUs for the remainder. In the early 1970s, it replaced a system run by largely corrupt private bail bondsmen.

Philadelphia Police Motor Drill Team

December 14, 2009

The Philadelphia Police Department's motorcycle drill teams headed to D.C. for National Police Week to honor the four Philly officers who were killed in the line of duty during 2008. While they were here, the Philadelphia Motorcyle Drill Team put on two demonstrations.

Jury Gives Philadelphia Cop Killer Death Sentence

November 24, 2009
A week after convicting 23-year-old John Lewis for the killing of Philadelphia police officer Chuck Cassidy, the same jury handed the cop killer a death sentence.

Former Philly Cop Who Planned Drug Robbery Faces Life In Prison

November 5, 2009
Alhinde Weems, a former Philadelphia police officer, has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, drug distribution, and other charges, U.S. Attorney Michael Levy announced.

Veteran Philly Officer Shoots Suspect After Chase, Fight

October 29, 2009
A veteran Philadelphia police officer shot and wounded a suspected armed robber after a car and foot pursuit that ended with the cop and robber wrestling for their lives.

Philly Cop Pulled from Street Duty for Cornrow Hair Style

September 24, 2009
While dozens of black officers across the city wear cornrows, Officer Thomas Strain is white. So when the five-year veteran showed up for work Sept. 3 with the traditionally black hairstyle, it didn't take long for his colleagues - or his bosses - to notice.
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