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Widow of Slain Philly Officer Seeks to Remove DA from Mumia's Appeal

Maureen Faulkner—the widow of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, who was murdered by Mumia Abu-Jamal during a traffic stop in 1981—says that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's office should be disqualified from overseeing any appeals of that case.

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Pennsylvania Jury Delivers Guilty Verdict on Man Accused of Killing Officer

A jury in Westmoreland County, PA, has determined that Rahmael Holt is guilty on all counts in the murder of Officer Brian Shaw of the New Kensington Police Department during an attempted traffic stop in 2017.

Pittsburgh Officer Injured in Vehicle Collision

An officer with the Pittsburgh (PA) Bureau of Police was injured on Sunday evening when a car collided head-on with his patrol vehicle.

Philadelphia Officer Injured in Crash While Responding to Call

An officer with the Philadelphia Police Department was injured when her squad car collided with another vehicle as she was responding to a call of a shooting nearly three miles from where the crash occurred.

Officer Sings Happy Birthday to 9-Year-Old Boy at Traffic Stop

During a traffic stop, an officer with the Susquehanna Township (PA) Police Department learned that the 9-year-old boy in the back seat was celebrating his birthday.

Philadelphia Chief Inspector Charged with Sexual Assault on 3 Female Officers

The chief inspector with the Philadelphia Police Department was arrested and charged with sexual assault on three female officers with the agency.

Pennsylvania Police Union Loses in Fight Over Tattoos

The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police lost in its bid to defend officers who have visible tattoos that some might construe as offensive following an incident in which an officer was seen in a short-sleeve uniform shirt revealing a tattoo some argued was a Nazi symbol.

Shot PA Officer Used Tourniquet On Leg, Went Back to Dispute

An officer shot responding to a domestic dispute call showed "great bravery" in the incident when he put a tourniquet on and went back in the home to help the hostage inside, the county district attorney says.

Pennsylvania K-9 Credited with 2 Big Drug Busts in 2 Days

A K-9 with the Johnstown (PA) Police Department is being credited with the location and seizure of 60 pounds of marijuana at a traffic stop, and the subsequent seizure of large amounts of cocaine, MDMA, crystal meth, and fentanyl.

Pennsylvania Officer Who Delivered Baby Boy Last Month Gets to Meet Him

In early September, Officer Greg Fritz of the Pottstown (PA) Police Department helped two medics deliver a baby boy, unwrapping the newborn's umbilical cord from around his neck.