Philadelphia Police Department


Sources: Police Are Considering Moving Headquarters to Old Inquirer Building

In a move that would be rich with real estate-related irony, the Philadelphia Police Department is considering relocating its headquarters to the former home of the Inquirer […]


Why Was a Philly Police Truck Disguised As a Google Street View Car?

Philadelphia journalist Dustin Slaughter had a weird story for VICE’s tech channel Motherboard yesterday. A Penn professor noticed that there was a truck rigged with […]

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Philly Cop Benched Over Bizarre Bucks County Incident

Police brass have put a veteran Philly cop on desk duty and taken away his gun while they investigate a bizarre confrontation in Bucks County last week. […]


Philly Police Will Likely Face Questions Over Fatal Overbrook Shooting

Update: The man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Overbrook has been identified as Richard Ferretti, 52, of Andreas, Schuylkill County, a town […]


Funeral This Weekend for Former Police Chief Willie Williams

Funeral services for former Police Commissioner Willie Williams will be held this weekend in North Philadelphia, according to a statement from the Philadelphia Police Department. 


The Philly Police Want You To Dig Through Their Data

Transparency, transparency and more transparency — that’s what people want from law enforcement in this post-Ferguson world. The Philadelphia Police Department took a big step forward on […]


Philly Police Officer Suspended For Allegedly Making Racist Remarks

Cpl. Robert Pawlowski was recently suspended for 30 days by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross for allegedly uttering a string of racially charged insults about […]


Willie Williams, Philly’s First African-American Police Commissioner, Has Died at 72

Sylvester Johnson‘s memories of Willie Williams stretch back 50 years, to a time when both men were young Philly cops, working for a Police Department that wasn’t […]


Bizarre Early Morning Hit-and-Run Lands Two Police Officers in the Hospital

A confounding chain of events unfolded last night on the 700 block of North Broad Street, causing two police officers to be hospitalized. Police are still trying […]


Abdu Rivera Arrested for 2003 Arson that Killed Five, Including a Baby

On November 18, 2003, a suspicious fire ripped through a home in Olney, killing five people, and on Tuesday, 13 years later, police have announced an […]


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 […]


Senator Casey and Commissioner Ross: This New Smartphone Gun Must Be Stopped

Right now, when you picture a handgun, the silhouette doesn’t resemble the iPhone in your pocket. Sen. Bob Casey and Philly Police Commissioner Richard Ross want […]


Did Accused Cop Shooter Smuggle a Gun Into Jail?

A female prisoner couldn’t believe what she saw Scott Griffin do inside a police holding cell, just a month before he allegedly shot a young Philly […]


Alleged Gunman, Cohort Arrested in Cop Shooting

Scott Griffin is behind bars — again. The 23-year-old, whom authorities say shot Officer James McCullough on Sunday night, was arrested earlier today by undercover narcotics […]


The Philly Police Force Is Short About 400 Officers. What Does That Mean?

What happens when your police force has about 400 fewer cops than expected? That’s the question we posed to Police Commissioner Richard Ross on Friday, […]