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What You Need to Know About SEPTA’s Transit Police Strike

Nearly 200 unionized SEPTA transit police officers went on strike on Wednesday afternoon, and as of Thursday morning, it’s not yet clear when they’ll be […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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
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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 […]

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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. 

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]