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Riding With Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey

Time: 3 p.m. Day: Monday. Location: PPD Car 1. A conversation with Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey can take unpredictable turns, like the hard right his […]

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Ramsey Laments “Basic Mistrust” of Police

The events in Ferguson, Missouri, are weighing heavily on this week’s gathering of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Arkansas,  which is being attended by 33 police […]

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5 Reasons Fall Could Be Great for Politics in Philly

All hail the end of summer. Sure, that means it’s time to stop being lazy and get back to work. But for journalists, that means […]

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Watch Cecily Tynan, Commissioner Ramsey Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Lots of local celebrities left to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. A few more dropped over the weekend. First: 6ABC’s Cecily Tynan:

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Philly Police Commissioner Advising Ferguson Officials

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is also president of the Major Cities Chiefs Association — and it is in the latter role this week that […]

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Ramsey Makes Right Call on Body Cameras. But …

Well-done, Commissioner Ramsey. No, that’s not patronizing or sarcastic. I’m genuinely excited that the commissioner has announced his support for outfitting Philadelphia Police officers with […]

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Philly Police Get a Raise, and a Rebuke

Mayor Nutter F.O.P head John McCain Nearby and others announces new contract for police pic.twitter.com/rO0O9nYPX0 — Tom MacDonald–WHYY (@TMacDonaldWHYY) July 31, 2014 Philadelphia’s police officers […]

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264 Charged With Marijuana Possession Since City Council Voted to Decriminalize

On June 19th, Philadelphia City Council voted to decriminalize the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, passing a bill introduced by Councilman Jim Kenney. […]

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Ramsey’s Choice: Criminalizing African Americans

Commissioner Charles Ramsey has made a decision: He will keep enforcing the state’s drug laws, keep arresting suspects for simple possession of small amounts of […]

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Ramsey: Tough to Recruit Enough New Police Officers

CBSPhilly reports that Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says he’s having problems filling out the ranks of his force — particularly with African-American men, who represent […]

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Why Is Commissioner Ramsey Silent on ‘Nickel Rides?’

The most alarming part of the Inquirer’s weekend story detailing the possible revival of “nickel ride” abuses by the Philadelphia Police Department wasn’t the (alleged) […]

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Philadelphia Police Department Overhauls Command Structure

Mayor Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey held a press conference this afternoon to announce an overhaul to the department’s command structure. There are a […]

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Philly Police Plan Fundraiser for Cop Who Punched Woman Following Puerto Rican Day Parade

On Sunday, October 28th, the Fraternal Order of Police are holding a fundraiser for former Lt. Jonathan Josey. Josey was suspended with intent to dismiss […]

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Angry Mayor Nutter Speaks at Funeral of Murdered Officer

On Monday morning, Mayor Nutter, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, Philadelphia Police officers and others totaling in the hundreds gathered to lay Officer Moses Walker Jr. […]

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Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey Took Over the Department’s Twitter Handle

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey—as a part of the 29th annual National Night Out—took over the PPD’s Twitter handle, @PhillyPolice, to update everyone on his evening […]