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Police Make Arrest in Armed Sexual Assault at SEPTA City Hall Station

Philadelphia police have taken a person of interest into custody in relation to an armed sexual assault that occurred in SEPTA’s City Hall station on Tuesday […]


Fired SEPTA Cops Charged With Beating Man on El Platform

A pair of former SEPTA cops surrendered to Philadelphia police on Thursday and now face charges in the late-night beating of a 28-year-old man on […]


SEPTA Officers Revive Pregnant Woman Who OD’d Twice in One Night

A pair of SEPTA Transit Police officers saved the life of an unidentified pregnant woman on two separate occasions after she overdosed on heroin twice […]


Three Teens Arrested, One Officer Hurt in SEPTA Brawl

Three teenagers were arrested in a Monday afternoon SEPTA brawl that left at least one police officer injured. The fight occurred around 3:30 p.m. near the […]

Expect crowded conditions on the Broad Street Line around this time every day during the convention. | Photo: Ben Schumin

SEPTA Says It’s Getting Tough on Panhandling

SEPTA officials have introduced measures that they hope will put a stop to panhandling on subways. Transit Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel said on Twitter that the […]


SEPTA Police Cracking Down on After-School Violence

In effort to combat after-school violence, SEPTA officials will reportedly ride all trains in Philadelphia between 3 and 7 p.m. 


Former Philly Mag Pinup Pup to Cover DNC With SEPTA’s K-9 Unit

When last we reported on Quest back in the September 2014 issue of Philly Mag, the German shepherd was a 10-week-old pup on his first day […]


Someone Set Off Fireworks on the El

Lighting fireworks behind cashier's booth is funny? No. No it isn't. That's someone's mom working in there. — Thomas J. Nestel III (@TNestel3) June […]


SEPTA Cop Cleared in Fatal October Encounter

A transit cop who Tasered a Kensington man 10 times during a controversial encounter last fall won’t face any internal disciplinary charges, SEPTA Police Chief […]

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All SEPTA Transit Police Now Wearing Body Cameras

At least one suspect has already been captured with the help of a SEPTA police officer’s body camera. At a press conference Friday outlining a department-wide […]


Former SEPTA Deputy Police Chief Sues Secretary of State John Kerry, Others

David Scott was a SEPTA transit police officer for over 30 years and served as deputy SEPTA police chief for over 18 years. After retiring […]


Sleeping SEPTA Passenger Robbed, Tased, Pushed Onto Tracks

SEPTA Police have released video of a robbery and assault that occurred along the Market-Frankford line on Sunday at 12:50 a.m. The victim is lucky […]


How Safe Are Tasers?

Around 2 a.m. on Monday morning, at Huntingdon Station on the Market-Frankford line, an as yet unidentified man and a SEPTA police officer got into a protracted […]


SEPTA Video Shows Transit Cop Grabbing Throat of Man Holding Baby

On Friday afternoon, SEPTA police chief Thomas Nestel held a press conference at SEPTA headquarters to address the now-viral bystander video that showed SEPTA police […]


Is This Top Philly Cop the Answer to America’s Post-Ferguson Police Problem?

On Monday night, as much of the country reeled at news there would be no indictment of the police officer who shot an unarmed black […]