Less than one month ago Anthony Wright walked out of prison, where he had spent the previous 25 years for the 1991 rape and murder of his 77-year-old neighbor, Louise Talley. DNA evidence has proven that Wright, 44, was not the killer, and now he is suing the City of Philadelphia as well as the police. Read more »
Yes, marijuana is kinda, sorta legal in Philadelphia, but that doesn’t mean you can just go trying to send it through the mail — especially if you’re a cop. But that’s just what one Philadelphia police officer did, according to a statement by the Philadelphia Police Department. Read more »
There’s a photograph circulating of an on-duty Philly cop with what appears to be a Nazi tattoo, and it’s causing all kinds of controversy.
The photo was posted to Facebook by Evan Parish Matthews, who claims the officer is named Ian Hans Lichtermann. Matthews said he took the photograph on July 26th, at a Black Lives Matter march during the Democratic National Convention.
Philadelphia police have not confirmed Lichtermann’s identity, but Philly Voice reports that there is an officer by the same name listed in Philadelphia payroll records.
The tug of war over Jonathan Josey‘s career is still going strong.
The city’s Law Department filed a motion in Common Pleas Court last Friday to overturn an arbitrator’s decision from late July that called on the Philadelphia Police Department to promote Josey from the rank of lieutenant to captain.
Earlier this year, Police Commissioner Richard Ross declined to promote Josey, who rose to infamy in 2012 after a video was shared on YouTube showing him striking a woman named Aida Guzman at a Puerto Rican Day Parade celebration in Fairhill.
Philadelphia police said they found a body floating in the Schuylkill River this morning.
Philadelphia police are seeking a serial sexual predator who they say assaulted four women while he biked past them in Center City and South Philadelphia this month.
Former Philadelphia police commissioner John Timoney, 68, died of lung cancer yesterday.
Timoney served as Philly’s police commissioner between 1998 and 2001, under Mayor Ed Rendell. Read more »
Jonathan Josey is no stranger to controversy.
The veteran Philly cop made national headlines four years ago, when he was accused of striking a woman during a tense moment at a Puerto Rican Day Parade celebration in Fairhill. Video footage of the incident went viral, prompting then-Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey to fire Josey.
District Attorney Seth Williams in turn charged Josey with simple assault for allegedly knocking Aida Guzman to the ground, but he was later acquitted by Municipal Court Judge Patrick Dugan. (Guzman’s supporters staged protests over the acquittal; they were particularly outraged that Dugan, who is married to a police officer, was allowed to handle the case.) Read more »