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Police Officer Shot in West Philly Sunday Night

Update: Some additional information has to come to light about an incident that ended with a cop getting shot on Sunday. According to law enforcement […]

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Should Philly Police Use Drones to Fight Crime?

Should the Philadelphia Police Department use drones as a crime-fighting tool? Councilman David Oh raised that intriguing — and controversial — question at a budget hearing on […]

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MacArthur Grant Will Give City Tools to Cut Prison Population

Philadelphia officials gathered Wednesday afternoon at the Criminal Justice Center to officially announce and celebrate a $3.5 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation that will allow the city […]

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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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9 Bold Ideas From Philly’s Plan to Cut the Prison Population

Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration announced today that it has won a $3.5 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation to implement a bold plan to reduce […]

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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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Was Controversial Philly Cop’s Death a Suicide?

Lt. Vincent Testa, a longtime member of the Philadelphia Police Department, was found dead in his home from an apparent suicide on Wednesday, law enforcement sources […]

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There’s Going to Be a Big Philly Stop-and-Frisk Town Hall

No matter where you look, there’s a cloud of confusion surrounding the future of stop-and-frisk in Philly. Take the political theater playing out in various opinion columns over the […]

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NAACP Blasts “Bullies in Blue” Over Grandmother’s Arrest

Nicol Newman could probably write a book about the ins and outs of navigating tense encounters with other people. She spent 25 years working as […]

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ACLU: Philly Police Have “Failed” to Fix Stop-and-Frisk

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania lambasted the Philadelphia Police Department in a report today over lingering problems with the way it handles stop-and-frisk, […]

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How Local Law Enforcement is Responding to the Brussels Attack

At a press conference held at SEPTA’s Market Street headquarters this morning, SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel discussed plans to keep Philly commuters safe in the […]

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Internal Affairs Probing Police Shooting

A plainclothes police officer shot and critically wounded a man who allegedly pointed a handgun at them in North Philadelphia on Thursday night.

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Philadelphia Children Demand End to Excessive Force by Police

Today, dozens of children marched from the steps of the Art Museum to City Hall in protest of excessive force by police. It was their second such rally in […]

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The Cop Behind the Philly Police Twitter Account Tells All

Last week, the Philadelphia Police Department made national news after tweeting a tongue-in-cheek job offer to Kanye West, and that’s just one of many playful […]

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Insider: Kenney Is Breaking His Most Important Promise to Black Voters

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider. McCalla is a policy consultant who provided pro bono advice to former mayoral candidate Anthony […]