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Philadelphia to Equip Patrol Officers with TASERs

John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5, the union that represents the officers, said he welcomed the news. “These Tasers will be another nonlethal option that we hope will keep officers and the public safe,” he said.

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Philly Officer Shot, Suspect Killed in Hammer and Pickaxe Attack

The man then struck the 35-year-old officer in the head with either the hammer or pickaxe, knocking him to the ground, police said. The man then allegedly sat on top of the fallen officer and repeatedly struck him with one or both of the weapons.

Philadelphia to Start Hiring Unarmed, Unsworn Traffic Enforcement Officers

In March of 2020, Mayor Jim Kenney committed $1.9 million in funding to the Philadelphia Police Department to create a class of about 20 ​​Public Safety Enforcement officers. But officials hit pause on the plan last year, blaming the pandemic. At that time, officials hoped the officers would roll out this year.

Man Kills Nursing Assistant at Philly Hospital, Wounds 2 Officers in Shootout

According to the commissioner, arriving officers encountered the male suspect who then began shooting at them. Four of the officers returned fire. Two officers were wounded.

Philadelphia Police Get Raises in New Contract

Officers will get one-time bonuses of $1,500 in addition to raises of 2.75% this year and raises of 3.5% in 2022 and 2023. The contract is backdated to July 1, when the previous contract expired, and it ends on June 30, 2024.

Vietnam Veteran Came to Aid of Stabbed PA Officer

The former Marine and Vietnam veteran’s training kicked in when he saw the wounded officer. He knew not to attempt removing the knife.

PA Officer Critically Wounded in Stabbing, Suspect Killed

Butler City police responded to a call about a man “acting erratically and jumping in and out of oncoming traffic.”

PA Chief Shot Assisting Parole Officers

The chief was in good condition after being taken to St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown on Wednesday afternoon. He is expected to make a full recovery and was with family and friends at the hospital.

Philadelphia DA Hits Police Department with Contempt Over Sharing of Officer Misconduct Data

For years, the DA’s Office and police have been clashing over the collection of the information stored in the Conviction Integrity Unit’s Police Misconduct Disclosure Database.

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Philadelphia Officers Taking Fire Trying to Help Shooting Victims

n unknown suspect started shooting in the direction of police as officers loaded a 19-year-old with a gunshot wound in his chest into a police car.

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