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Philly Coronavirus News: Criminal Filings Plummet, Coronavirus Cases Climb, SEPTA Execs Take Pay Cut

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Things That Shouldn’t Need to Be Said: Don’t Intentionally Cough On People This is one of those stories that, […]

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Philly Coronavirus News: Confusion Over Arrests, Confusion Over “Essential” Businesses

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Philly Police Announce Major Change to Arrest Policy During Coronavirus Late on Tuesday afternoon, the Philadelphia Police Department sent […]

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Philly Jesus Is Suing Police and City for First Amendment Violations

It’s been quite a while since I wrote about the man known best as Philly Jesus. The last time was way back in 2016, when […]

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Philly Police End Practice of Releasing Mental Health Status of Missing Residents

The Philadelphia Police Department says it has stopped releasing the mental health status of Philadelphia residents reported missing, something the department had been doing routinely […]

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In “Assault on Privacy,” Philly Police Routinely Reveal Mental Health Status of Missing City Residents

As far as Google was concerned, South Philly’s Christine Veasey was a relatively anonymous person a year ago. Back then, a quick search on her […]

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You Can Now Track All Fatal Traffic Crashes in Philly

Philadelphia is home to one of the highest fatal crash rates in the nation. Over the last five years, our average traffic death — six deaths […]

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If Christine Coulter Had Been Photographed Wearing a Swastika, She Would Have Resigned Already

On Tuesday afternoon, acting Philadelphia police commissioner Christine Coulter proved herself to be the very problem she’s now in charge of solving. During a City […]

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The Philly Police Athletic League Favors White Kids, Says Latina Who Ran It

This story has been corrected. Evelyn Cintron was a Latina lieutenant in the Philadelphia Police Department when, in 2016, then-commissioner Richard Ross named her the […]

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Retaliation, Unwanted Groping, and “Stolen” Breast Milk: The Philly Police Lawsuit, Broken Down

Virtually no one saw it coming. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross shocked the city on Tuesday when he announced his resignation amid a sexual harassment […]

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13 Philly Cops to Be Fired After Investigation Into Facebook Posts

The Philadelphia Police Department will fire 13 officers — and suspend four more — following an investigation into alleged racist, violent and bigoted social media posts. Police Commissioner […]

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Philly Police Refuse to Identify 72 Cops Placed on Desk Duty Amid Facebook Probe

Seventy-two Philadelphia police officers have been placed on administrative duty following a legal advocacy group’s investigation into members of the department who had allegedly made racist, violent, […]

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Philly’s Weekend Violence Has Officials Eager to Find Answers — and Place Blame

Officials in Philadelphia are searching for ways to curb gun violence after a particularly bloody Father’s Day weekend — and looking to pinpoint causes. On Monday evening, […]

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Why Should Philly Cops Who Made Racist Facebook Posts Get a Second Chance?

Last Friday, more than 150 community members rallied at Philadelphia Police Department headquarters to protest more than 300 officers who had just been exposed as […]

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Philly Cops to Have Increased Street Presence This Summer

Philadelphia Police commissioner Richard Ross announced at a press conference on Tuesday that the city will be increasing its deployment of police officers on the ground this […]

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Philly Has Finally Cleared Its Backlog of Untested Rape Evidence

Philly just took a significant step toward justice for victims of sexual assault. District attorney Larry Krasner joined police commissioner Richard Ross on Thursday to announce […]