Philadelphia Police Department


Internal Affairs Investigating Police Response to Alleged 2nd Street Assault

On Sunday night, a man allegedly punched a woman on the street after the 2nd Street Festival in Northern Liberties. The punch was described by […]


PHOTO: Suspect Identified in Killing of 3-Year-Old

This is Brandon Ruffin. Police say he’s their remaining suspect in Friday night’s shooting that killed a 3-year-old girl. Douglas Woods, 22, has been charged […]


In Other Parts of Pa., Judges Kind of Not Punishing Pot Use Anymore

Decriminalization may be slow a’coming in Philadelphia — no matter how much even the stuffiest corners of establishment society seem to want it— But pot-friendly […]


Are Narcotics Corrupting the Police Force?

Well, it finally happened: Philadelphia’s war on drugs finally caught some white guys in its net. The bad news: They all happened to be working […]


New Police Contract Creates $70 Million Budget Hole

One thing about the big raise an arbitrator granted to Philly Police last week: City Hall hadn’t really budgeted for it. The raise — officers […]


Philly Police Freak Out Over Theater Company’s Bomb Prop

We can’t blame the police for being a bit alarmed when this contraption was discovered near 12th and Vine on Friday morning. They shut down […]


Committee of Seventy Calls for Police Oversight Board

Following Wednesday’s announcement of federal charges against six Philadelphia police officers, the Committee of Seventy today called for the creation of a permanent police oversight […]


Philly Police Get a Raise, and a Rebuke

Mayor Nutter F.O.P head John McCain Nearby and others announces new contract for police — Tom MacDonald–WHYY (@TMacDonaldWHYY) July 31, 2014 Philadelphia’s police officers […]


UPDATE: Philly Cops Charged With Robbing, Extorting Drug Dealers

[Update 1:14 p.m.] Philly Police have released an official announcement, along with photos of each officer:   The press release: Today July 30, 2014, the United […]


Philadelphia Police Officer Arrested Over Fights With Children

On Tuesday afternoon, Philadelphia Police announced the arrest of 35-year-old police officer Tamika Gross, the result of an investigation by the District Attorney’s office and […]


Philadelphia Police Officer’s Killer Takes Plea Deal, Won’t Get Life

A 21-year-old North Philadelphia man pleaded guilty today to the murder of Philadelphia police officer Moses Walker in 2012. Walker was waiting for the bus […]