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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 […]

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John McNesby’s Massive Influence on Philadelphia Policing

The meeting hall was packed when John McNesby took the podium that day in August 2017. McNesby, the president of Philadelphia’s police union, read from […]

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Philly Bike Cop Sues City, Claiming Other Cops Repeatedly Called Him a “Dago”

Daniel Leone has been a Philly cop for more than 23 years. But recently, things have gone downhill on the job for the 47-year-old Northern […]

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The Great South Philly iPhone Heist of 2018

There was a time when a certain type of South Philly guy would spend his productive hours casing tractor-trailers and delivery trucks to score truckloads […]

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Krasner Announces Homicide Charges Against Ex-Cop Who Shot Fleeing Black Suspect

On Tuesday morning, Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner held a press conference announcing the indictment of former Philadelphia police officer Ryan Pownall on charges that include […]

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Former Philly Cop Who Shot Two Fleeing Black Suspects to Be Indicted

This is a developing story and may be updated at any time. Ryan Pownall, a former Philadelphia police officer who in June 2017 shot and […]