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DA Investigating “Shocking” Video of Police Incident in Kohl’s Parking Lot

UPDATE 5/19/2020: Click here to see just-released police bodycam footage from the May 3rd incident. There’s a video making the rounds on social media of […]

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Philly Coronavirus News: It Sounds Like Police Haven’t Handed Out a Single Ticket to Stay-at-Home Violators

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Philly Police Pretty Sure They Haven’t Handed Out Any Tickets to Stay-at-Home Violators On Monday, we told you about […]

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Philly Coronavirus News: Criminal Filings Plummet, Coronavirus Cases Climb, SEPTA Execs Take Pay Cut

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Things That Shouldn’t Need to Be Said: Don’t Intentionally Cough On People This is one of those stories that, […]

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Philly Coronavirus News: Confusion Over Arrests, Confusion Over “Essential” Businesses

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Philly Police Announce Major Change to Arrest Policy During Coronavirus Late on Tuesday afternoon, the Philadelphia Police Department sent […]

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Don’t Expect Philly’s New Police Commissioner to Magically Fix the City for Us

After more than a month of anticipation, newly appointed Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw began her first day on the job early Monday morning. After […]

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Philly Jesus Is Suing Police and City for First Amendment Violations

It’s been quite a while since I wrote about the man known best as Philly Jesus. The last time was way back in 2016, when […]

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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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Some Philly-Area Police Departments Have Used DNA to Create CGI Sketches of Suspects

When Montgomery County detectives began investigating a violent sexual assault in 2017, they had few leads. Detectives recovered a sample of the alleged perpetrator’s DNA, […]

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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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You Can Now Track All Fatal Traffic Crashes in Philly

Philadelphia is home to one of the highest fatal crash rates in the nation. Over the last five years, our average traffic death — six deaths […]

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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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If Christine Coulter Had Been Photographed Wearing a Swastika, She Would Have Resigned Already

On Tuesday afternoon, acting Philadelphia police commissioner Christine Coulter proved herself to be the very problem she’s now in charge of solving. During a City […]

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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 […]