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Philly Police to Roll Out Safer Patrol Cars, More Body Cameras

On the same day that WHYY revealed the Philadelphia Police Department’s plan to outfit each of its 4,000 officers with body-worn cameras, Mayor Kenney’s Office […]

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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 […]

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What’s in Store for Philly’s Police Union in 2017

John McNesby sounds like he’s in a good mood when he picks up the phone a few days before Christmas. The president of the Fraternal Order of […]

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The Quiet Commissioner: Inside Richard Ross’s First Year as Top Cop

Richard Ross waited a decade for the chance to get into this chair. It’s a smooth, ergonomic number with a high back — a captain’s […]

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D.A.’s Office to Release Files on Police Shootings

District Attorney Seth Williams on Thursday morning outlined a handful of new steps his office is taking to assure the public that investigations into police […]

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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 […]

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Is Pa. Bill That Would Block Naming Cops Who Shoot Civilians ‘Fair’ or Regressive?

Thursday was a big day for police unions in Pennsylvania. If you ever wonder who has more clout in Harrisburg — the unions or activists […]

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Guess How Many Water Bottles the City Has Dished Out?

This probably won’t come as a big surprise, but Philadelphia officials have gone through a crazy amount of water trying to keep cops and protesters […]

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Philly Police Will Travel in Pairs Following Dallas Shooting

Philly Police Commissioner Ross says his self will again go back to 2 officers in all cars after Dallas @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/UnTM4f9wKR — Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) […]

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Exotic Dancer Accuses Eagles Player Nelson Agholor of Rape

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor has been accused of raping a dancer at Cheerleaders […]

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The Philly Police Want You To Dig Through Their Data

Transparency, transparency and more transparency — that’s what people want from law enforcement in this post-Ferguson world. The Philadelphia Police Department took a big step forward on […]

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Social Justice Activists Clash With Kenney Over Stop-and-Frisk

Some media outlets described Friday’s town hall on stop-and-frisk as “raucous” or “chaos.” But that’s only a half-truth. Sure, there were emotional eruptions by the audience, defiant answers […]

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Philly Police Officer Suspended For Allegedly Making Racist Remarks

Cpl. Robert Pawlowski was recently suspended for 30 days by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross for allegedly uttering a string of racially charged insults about […]

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Senator Casey and Commissioner Ross: This New Smartphone Gun Must Be Stopped

Right now, when you picture a handgun, the silhouette doesn’t resemble the iPhone in your pocket. Sen. Bob Casey and Philly Police Commissioner Richard Ross want […]

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The Philly Police Force Is Short About 400 Officers. What Does That Mean?

What happens when your police force has about 400 fewer cops than expected? That’s the question we posed to Police Commissioner Richard Ross on Friday, […]