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Police Cars Crash in Center City

[Update 1:00 p.m.] A spokesperson for the Philadelphia Police Department offered this brief account to media in a written statement: Today, Monday, October 13th at […]

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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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Police Post Pics of Alleged Prostitution Johns to Facebook

This seems pretty self-explanatory: Try to buy sex from a hooker in Philadelphia, and your mugshot might end up on the police department’s Facebook page: […]

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WATCH: John Oliver Criticizes Philly Forfeiture Practices

The latest John Oliver rant features the topic of civil forfeiture, the police practice of seizing property — cash, houses, cars, and more — that might […]

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Philadelphia Cop Charged With Assaulting Partner 4 Separate Times

Philadelphia Police Officer Kenneth Allen was arrested Thursday and charged with assaulting his partner on four separate occasions. The fights between the two partners came […]

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On-Duty Philly Officers Have Lovers’ Quarrel

A pair of on-duty, uniformed Philly cops — partners who were apparently romantic partners during their off-hours  — got into a physical altercation on Friday night.

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Rape Charges Dropped Against Former Cop

Rape charges dropped against former hero cop DeCoatsworth: http://t.co/X7HkImQnHS pic.twitter.com/t3NLEKrwvs — Philly.com Breaking (@phillynews) September 29, 2014 You remember Richard DeCoatsworth? He was the Philly […]

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59 Narcotics Cases Dropped in Police Corruption Case

We already knew Jeffrey Walker was a bad Philadelphia cop: He pleaded to robbery and weapons charges earlier this year, and his cooperation was considered […]

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The Real Deal: A Philly Police Officer Speaks Anonymously

In our new feature, The Real Deal, we’re talking to people in Philadelphia who will only speak to us with a clear agreement of anonymity. […]

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Armed Robbery In Rittenhouse

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man seen here, a suspect in an armed robbery in Rittenhouse Square.

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Philly Cop Sues Philly Police for Police Brutality

Barely a week goes by without someone suing the Philadelphia Police Department for one thing or another. Lawsuits are filed so frequently that they rarely […]

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Michael Nutter’s Beautiful, Empty Words About Ferguson

OK, we’ve probably beat up on the Philadelphia Police Department enough for one summer. We’ve suffered through a new scandal, retreaded an old scandal, questioned […]

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3 Reasons the Case Against “Tainted Justice” Doesn’t Add Up

Something doesn’t add up. The Inquirer on Friday did something pretty unusual: It printed a takedown of the reporting behind the Daily News’ Pulitzer-winning “Tainted […]

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Officer Wounded, Suspect Dead in Overnight Shootout

[UPDATE, 2:00 p.m.] Police released the name of the deceased suspect, David Ellis, along with his mugshot (at the bottom of this post). Ellis had […]

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How to Better Police the Philadelphia Police

While it’s difficult to think about police issues beyond what’s going on in Ferguson this week, Philadelphia is in the thick of a police problem of its own. And […]