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Former Philly Police Chief Charles Ramsey, Rick Santorum Join CNN as Contributors

Former Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum will join CNN as contributors, the news organization announced today.

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

Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Wednesday, July 27, 2016.
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Ramsey at DNC: Clinton Will Build Bridges Between Cops, Communities

Philadelphia continued to be well-represented on stage at the Democratic National Convention, with former Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey speaking for several minutes Wednesday night in the middle […]

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Sources: Scandal-Plagued Former Philly Cop in Custody

Anthony Magsam, an ex-Philadelphia police officer who was entangled in a controversial scandal that made headlines five years ago, was brought into police custody early […]

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Police Stunned By Investigation Into Cop Who Apparently Died by Suicide

The apparent suicide earlier this week of Lt. Vincent Testa has left his colleagues in the Philadelphia Police Department with questions — so many questions. […]

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Ramsey Takes Another Gig, at U of Cincinnati

Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has added another item to his fast-growing list of retirement jobs. The latest? He’ll examine campus police practices at […]

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Ramsey Comes Out Against Cop-Cloaking Bill in Harrisburg

Philadelphia’s top cop is pushing back against a bill that would cloak the identities of officers in “police-involved shootings.” CBS Philly reports that outgoing Police […]

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Good Ol’ Facts Challenge the Ferguson Effect

Last May, the Wall Street Journal ran an article that would make one St. Louis police chief’s musings go viral. The argument went like this: The death […]

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5 Things to Know About Philly’s Next Police Commissioner

Retiring Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is the toughest act to follow in Philadelphia by far. He’s overseen a major decline in homicides, fought an admirable […]

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Richard Ross Named Next Police Commissioner

#BREAKING Mayor-Elect @JimFKenney has named Dep Commish Richard Ross @PhillyPolice Commissioner effective Jan 2016 pic.twitter.com/HkOfepwV3f — Joshua Crompton (@PhillyNewsGuy) November 11, 2015 As expected, Deputy […]

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Charles Ramsey and the All-Powerful Cabal of Top U.S. Cops

Writing for Politico Magazine, Simone Weichelsbaum reports on a tightly-knit, extraordinarily powerful band of big city police chiefs: It is no exaggeration to say that […]

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Charles Ramsey’s Endless, Frustrating War Against Bad Cops

IT WAS TIME for Chuck Ramsey to tell everybody a story. Philadelphia’s police commissioner is an artist behind a podium, as comfortable as an old […]

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WATCH: #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Crashed Charles Ramsey’s Talk

Philadelphia Police Commissioner and soon-to-be-retiree Charles Ramsey had another run-in with #BlackLivesMatter protesters last night. Only a few minutes into a talk he was giving at […]

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Charles Ramsey’s Bottom Line: More Good Than Bad

So how do we assess Charles Ramsey’s Philadelphia career? The police commissioner announced today that he is retiring at the end of the year, finishing […]

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Who Will Replace the Irreplaceable Charles Ramsey?

How do you replace someone like Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey? The man is far and away the most popular public official in Philadelphia, an exceptionally gifted communicator, […]