Criminal Justice

Pgh controller’s audit shows select number of city cops rack up a disproportionate amount...

By Ryan Deto PITTSBURGH -- Out of more than 3,100 complaints about Pittsburgh Police officers to the city’s Citizen Police Review Board over the last decade, more than 6 percent of them came from just 1.2...

Philly DA candidates Vega, Krasner go head to head as May 18 primary looms

The two candidates for Philadelphia's top prosecutor traded jabs on issues ranging from stop-and-frisk to police misconduct.

Philly Police Commish Outlaw signals support for allowing veteran cops to live outside city,...

"When you live in the city, City Council President Darrell Clarke said, “you’re vested. This whole unplugged thing I don’t quite understand.”

‘Our rights will be defended’: Mastriano brings the fight over ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries’ to...

Even as President Joe Biden's White House and Democrats on Capitol Hill move to combat an epidemic of gun violence nationwide through executive orders and legislative action, Republicans governors and state lawmakers are racing...

Law enforcement officials from Pa., Md. urge action against rising numbers of ‘ghost guns’

In Pennsylvania, Attorney General Josh Shapiro said there’s been a 437 percent increase in the last year in the number of ghost guns recovered. 

Philly Councilor Brooks questions Kenney’s urgency on shifting crossing guards out of police department

Mayor Jim Kenney shifted $14 million in total out of the police budget for the current year’s spending plan.

Report: Pa. has 2nd highest number of people in U.S. serving life without parole...

Black Pennsylvanians are 21 times more likely to be sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder than white people, research found.

Pa. Black Caucus pushes for universal collection of racial data from traffic stops

Black lawmakers could hold the deciding votes on two long-sought changes to state driving laws, giving them the rare leverage to ask that an expansion of police oversight be accompanied by protections for Black drivers.

We must join together to stop the hate against Asian Americans. Here’s how you...

If you think that these violent acts just impact the targeted person or Asians, you are wrong. It affects us all.

As Allegheny Co. Council forms police review board, one member shares story of being...

"It happened to me. If it happened to me, it happens to too many! We gotta do what’s right," Councilmember DeWitt Walton said in an emotional speech.