Philadelphia Police Department

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Meet the PPD’s New Explosive-Detection Puppies

Introducing George and Ralph: two balls of golden fuzz that will soon become Philly canine heroes. The Philadelphia Police Department posted photos this week of […]

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Former Philly Cop Accused of Sexually Assaulting Mentally Ill Woman

A recently retired Philadelphia police officer has been accused in a lawsuit of sexually assaulting a woman suffering from mental illness. The officer, Thomas J. O’Neill, […]


Police Shoot Man Who Allegedly Opened Fire in North Philly

Philadelphia police shot a man who allegedly opened fire on them on Monday night in North Philly. Officers say they were responding to a report of […]

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Off-Duty Philly Police Officer Charged With DUI

An off-duty police officer was charged with driving under the influence Thursday after police say he crashed into four parked cars in North Philly. The officer, […]


PPD Commissioner: “We Don’t Condone Mistreatment of Prisoners”

In a clear message to President Donald Trump, Philly Police Commissioner Richard Ross denounced the “mistreatment of prisoners” in a tweet shortly after Trump told law enforcement officials […]


OPINION: Activists Encouraged by New DOJ Involvement in Police Shooting Incident

When it was clear that Jeff Session would indeed assume the top leadership role at the U.S. Department of Justice, activists and city officials around […]


OPINION: Where Are All You “Activists” When We Really Need You?

For anyone who professes to care about the issues black people face regarding policing, an important event in the relationship between the public and police […]

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Police: 65-Year-Old Woman Stole Cab, Picked Up Customers

A 65-year-old woman is in custody after allegedly stealing a taxicab and picking up customers early Thursday morning in Philly. 


PPD Investigating Controversial Video of Kensington Arrest

The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating a controversial video of an arrest that occurred Monday in Kensington. The three-minute video, posted by a resident named […]


Eyewitness to Police Shooting of Dirt-Bike Rider Disputes Official Account

A North Philadelphia man who, along with two of his children, witnessed at close range the fatal shooting of dirt-bike rider David Jones by a […]


PPD Searching for Hit-And-Run Driver Who Sped Through Crime Scene

Philadelphia police are looking for a driver who forced several officers to jump to safety as he sped through a crime scene early Monday morning in Juniata Park. 


PPD: Repo Man Towed Car With Sleeping Seven-Year-Old Inside

Philadelphia Police are investigating an odd incident that occurred early Thursday morning involving a repo man. Police say the repo man, identified as Carmino Giannone, attempted […]


Man With “Warning: Loco” Tattooed on His Throat Arrested in Bucks County

Throat tattoos are never a good look, however they do serve as a handy tool for use in identifying people whom we should likely keep our […]


Differing Accounts Emerge in Alleged “Body-Slamming” of 14-Year-Old Naji Tribble

Following the publication last week of a Brewerytown family’s account of what they called the “body-slamming” of their 14-year-old son by an off-duty Philadelphia police […]


Man Charged in Port Richmond Crash That Killed Mother, Injured Son

Philadelphia police have arrested a Torresdale man in connection with a fatal crash that occurred over the weekend in Port Richmond and claimed the life of a […]