Philadelphia Police Department


Why Is This Man Dead?

A phone call from Philadelphia woke Mary Lou Ferretti from her dreams. There was a brief conversation that was both incomprehensible and chillingly clear, and […]


State Legislators Approve Bill Limiting Police Transparency in Pennsylvania

Last week, we told you about three controversial bills being fast-tracked through the Pennsylvania legislature. One of them, a bill that would limit police transparency, is […]

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Philly Police: 13-Year-Old Girl Behind School Clown Threats

An investigation into a series of “scary clown threats” made against Philly schools has led the Philadelphia Police Department to a 13-year-old girl who said she […]

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Philly Police, Schools Investigating Creepy Clown Threats

Halloween might be right around the corner, but Philly’s schools and police aren’t clowning around. The PPD and the School District of Philadelphia released a joint statement […]


Reports: Police Fatally Shoot Man After West Philadelphia Stabbing Rampage

Two boys are in critical condition after one of their fathers reportedly went on a stabbing rampage in West Philadelphia that ended when police shot […]

Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Ramsey: Police Must Be More Transparent About Shootings

Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is calling for a national standard for how police footage should be released in the aftermath of controversial shootings.


After DNA Exoneration, Anthony Wright Sues City and Police

Less than one month ago Anthony Wright walked out of prison, where he had spent the previous 25 years for the 1991 rape and murder […]


Officer Wounded in West Philly Shooting Released From Hospital

Philadelphia Police Sgt. Sylvia Young was released yesterday from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, four days after she was shot multiple times during a mass shootout in West […]


Police Say Philly Cop Tried to Mail Marijuana

Yes, marijuana is kinda, sorta legal in Philadelphia, but that doesn’t mean you can just go trying to send it through the mail — especially […]

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Police Seek Suspect in Creepy Flower Delivery Threat

Philadelphia police are searching for a suspect who is believed to have delivered flowers and a threatening message to a 42-year-old woman in August.


Photo of a Philly Cop With a Nazi Tattoo Is All Over the Internet

There’s a photograph circulating of an on-duty Philly cop with what appears to be a Nazi tattoo, and it’s causing all kinds of controversy. The […]


The City Really, Really Doesn’t Want Jonathan Josey to Have That Promotion

The tug of war over Jonathan Josey‘s career is still going strong. The city’s Law Department filed a motion in Common Pleas Court last Friday to overturn an arbitrator’s […]


Philadelphia Police Find Body Floating in Schuylkill River

Philadelphia police said they found a body floating in the Schuylkill River this morning.


Police Seek Male Bicyclist Assaulting Women in Center City, South Philly

Philadelphia police are seeking a serial sexual predator who they say assaulted four women while he biked past them in Center City and South Philadelphia […]


Former Philly Police Commissioner John Timoney Dies

Former Philadelphia police commissioner John Timoney, 68, died of lung cancer yesterday. Timoney served as Philly’s police commissioner between 1998 and 2001, under Mayor Ed Rendell.