Legislators passed a bill to reinstate a residency requirement that all city employees, including police officers, live in Philadelphia for at least one year prior to joining the city payroll.
The votes on Wednesday afternoon came two weeks after Black Democrats shut down the House of Representatives, demanding action on their stalled legislation.
Changes to landmark Senate bill overhauling Pa.’s probation system costs it support among criminal justice...
The bill aimed to cut costs and and reduce prison populations by reducing the amount of time someone can spend under probation.
A City Council committee advanced a pair of police reform proposals prompted by the weeks-long protests over the law enforcement killing of George Floyd.
Equality and fairness in the criminal justice system cannot be achieved if laws are not applied equally to those charged with enforcing them.
Lyndsay Kensinger, a spokeswoman for Wolf, said the Democratic governor is “very supportive” of the expedited pardon program.
If it becomes law, it will ban police officers in Pennsylvania from using any physical maneuvers that restrict someone’s ability to breathe while they’re being incapacitated.
Anyone with 302 on his record won’t meet state certification standards to become a police officer in Pennsylvania.
The police department’s budget was reduced to $727M from Mayor Jim Kenney’s original proposal of $760M, still the biggest department in the city.