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Philly Police End Practice of Releasing Mental Health Status of Missing Residents

The Philadelphia Police Department says it has stopped releasing the mental health status of Philadelphia residents reported missing, something the department had been doing routinely […]

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In “Assault on Privacy,” Philly Police Routinely Reveal Mental Health Status of Missing City Residents

As far as Google was concerned, South Philly’s Christine Veasey was a relatively anonymous person a year ago. Back then, a quick search on her […]

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Philly Police Investigating Incident in Video Involving White Officer and Black Teen

The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating an incident involving a white police officer and a 15-year-old black high school student in North Philadelphia last Thursday […]

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The Philly Police Athletic League Favors White Kids, Says Latina Who Ran It

This story has been corrected. Evelyn Cintron was a Latina lieutenant in the Philadelphia Police Department when, in 2016, then-commissioner Richard Ross named her the […]

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Philly Launches “Unsolved Murders” Website to Help Police Solve Thousands of Open Homicides

Barely a day goes by in Philadelphia without a deadly shooting. The circumstances, victim names, and grainy surveillance videos are regularly splashed on the 11 […]

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Retaliation, Unwanted Groping, and “Stolen” Breast Milk: The Philly Police Lawsuit, Broken Down

Virtually no one saw it coming. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross shocked the city on Tuesday when he announced his resignation amid a sexual harassment […]

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Philly Bike Cop Sues City, Claiming Other Cops Repeatedly Called Him a “Dago”

Daniel Leone has been a Philly cop for more than 23 years. But recently, things have gone downhill on the job for the 47-year-old Northern […]

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The Great South Philly iPhone Heist of 2018

There was a time when a certain type of South Philly guy would spend his productive hours casing tractor-trailers and delivery trucks to score truckloads […]

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WATCH: Weak-Armed Vandal Won’t Be Defeated by OCF Coffee House Window

In the case of this Graduate Hospital vandalism, the third time’s the charm. A person was caught on surveillance footage lobbing a brick at the […]

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Watch: Cop Punches Antifa Protester During Violent Clash in Center City

Saturday proved to be a turbulent day in Center City when members of the Philadelphia Police Department clashed with Antifa protesters in a violent incident […]

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MOVE Members Say 1985 Bomb Gave Ramona Africa Cancer

At a press conference in West Philly on Wednesday, members of the MOVE Organization announced that Ramona Africa, the last remaining survivor of the infamous […]

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Suspect Wanted in West Philly Sexual Assaults Turns Himself In

This is a developing story and may be updated at any time. The man who was wanted in connection with a string of sexual assaults […]

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Philly Police: No, There’s No Serial Killer On the Loose

Maybe you’ve seen the rumors. As of this morning, three bodies have been found in Philadelphia in two days. The first, which was partially decomposed, was […]

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Suitcase With Skeletal Remains Found in Southwest Philadelphia

A passerby near Bartram’s Garden in Southwest Philadelphia found a suitcase full of skeletal remains on Tuesday afternoon. Police say the suitcase was discovered around […]

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Officials: Philly Sheriff’s Deputy Shot, Killed Lunging Dog in Center City

A Philadelphia sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a dog that lunged at him when he tried to break up a fight on Monday in Center City, […]