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Sources: Scandal-Plagued Former Philly Cop in Custody

Anthony Magsam, an ex-Philadelphia police officer who was entangled in a controversial scandal that made headlines five years ago, was brought into police custody early […]

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Police Stunned By Investigation Into Cop Who Apparently Died by Suicide

The apparent suicide earlier this week of Lt. Vincent Testa has left his colleagues in the Philadelphia Police Department with questions — so many questions. […]

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There’s Going to Be a Big Philly Stop-and-Frisk Town Hall

No matter where you look, there’s a cloud of confusion surrounding the future of stop-and-frisk in Philly. Take the political theater playing out in various opinion columns over the […]

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ACLU: Philly Police Have “Failed” to Fix Stop-and-Frisk

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania lambasted the Philadelphia Police Department in a report today over lingering problems with the way it handles stop-and-frisk, […]

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Springtime for Philly: 6 Murders in 8 Hours

Like clockwork, Philadelphia’s first taste of springlike weather is usually accompanied by a sudden rise in staccato bursts of gunfire and the shrill cries of […]

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Insider: Kenney Is Breaking His Most Important Promise to Black Voters

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider. McCalla is a policy consultant who provided pro bono advice to former mayoral candidate Anthony […]

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Ross on Recovering Officer: “The Fact He’s Here Is Amazing”

Sen. Bob Casey, Mayor Jim Kenney and Police Commissioner Richard Ross gave a joint press conference today to give an update on the condition of […]

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Philly Gets New Top Cop in Central High Alum Richard Ross

Richard Ross, the new Philadelphia Police commissioner, had several messages for his fellow Central High School students and the larger community at his swearing-in ceremony […]

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Insider: All Eyes on You, Mayor Kenney

(Editor’s Note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) At 10 a.m. today, Jim Kenney will be sworn in as Philadelphia’s 99th mayor. Unlike […]

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Porngate Investigator Steps Down Over Conflict of Interest

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know today: Porngate investigator Robert Graci stepped down after the Daily News revealed that he once campaigned for […]

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5 Things to Know About Philly’s Next Police Commissioner

Retiring Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is the toughest act to follow in Philadelphia by far. He’s overseen a major decline in homicides, fought an admirable […]

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Was That a Burning Cross on the Philly Police Twitter Feed?

The guy in charge of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Twitter account this afternoon decided to post a welcome message to newly appointed Commissioner Richard Ross, […]

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Richard Ross Named Next Police Commissioner

#BREAKING Mayor-Elect @JimFKenney has named Dep Commish Richard Ross @PhillyPolice Commissioner effective Jan 2016 pic.twitter.com/HkOfepwV3f — Joshua Crompton (@PhillyNewsGuy) November 11, 2015 As expected, Deputy […]