Brandon Tate-Brown


Eyewitness to Police Shooting of Dirt-Bike Rider Disputes Official Account

A North Philadelphia man who, along with two of his children, witnessed at close range the fatal shooting of dirt-bike rider David Jones by a […]


OPINION: Crowded District Attorney Race Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

There is an adage that goes: “To speak without thinking is to shoot without aiming.” Someone should have told that to former federal prosecutor Joe […]

Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Ramsey: Police Must Be More Transparent About Shootings

Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is calling for a national standard for how police footage should be released in the aftermath of controversial shootings.


Baltimore Police Officer Acquitted of All Charges in Death of Freddie Gray

Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson Jr. has been acquitted of all charges in the arrest and death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died in the custody of […]


Judge: Lawsuit in Brandon Tate-Brown Shooting Can Proceed

Relatives of Brandon Tate-Brown, who was fatally shot during a violent struggle with two Philadelphia police officers in 2014, savored a legal victory today, as […]


Brandon Tate-Brown Was Killed a Year Ago Today

Today marks one year since Philadelphia Police shot Brandon Tate-Brown, fueling the city’s #BlackLivesMatter movement. The anniversary will be remembered with an afternoon rally at […]


Don’t Let What Happened to Laquan McDonald Happen in Philadelphia

If you’re a Pennsylvanian who is angry about what happened in Chicago with Laquan McDonald, you should be furious with what legislators in Harrisburg are […]


Brandon Tate-Brown Family Files Federal Class-Action Lawsuit

The family of Brandon Tate-Brown, a 26-year-old man who was fatally shot by police at a traffic stop last year, filed a class-action lawsuit in […]


Black Lives Matter Activists Drown Out Charles Ramsey

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey was speaking at an event at the Eastern State Penitentiary on Tuesday night, when Black Lives Matter activists disrupted him, making it impossible […]


#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Block Prosecutor’s Office

Activists seeking the re-opening of the Brandon Tate-Brown case protested at District Attorney Seth Williams‘ office today, briefly shutting down the street outside and blocking […]


The Brief: We’ll Soon Know the Names of All Cops Who Shoot Civilians

1. The police department is going to start releasing the names of officers who fire at civilians. The gist: City Paper reports that Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey […]


Could Brandon Tate-Brown Family File Criminal Charges if D.A. Won’t?

So D.A. Seth Williams won’t bring criminal charges against the officers who shot Brandon Tate-Brown. That doesn’t means the chances for a criminal prosecution in […]


(UPDATED) Lawyer to Seth Williams: Reopen Brandon Tate-Brown Investigation

Updated with response from D.A. Seth Williams. The lawyer representing the family of Brandon Tate-Brown called on District Attorney William to reopen the criminal investigation into […]


Ramsey Defends Police Statements in Tate-Brown Case

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey on Thursday defended his department’s handling of the Brandon Tate-Brown case, saying his department provided an early, inaccurate account of the […]


Here Are the City’s Investigative Files in the Brandon Tate-Brown Shooting

[Update 1:05 p.m.] The documents identify publicly — for the first time — the two officers who were involved in the shooting: Nicholas Carrelli and […]