Philly officials look for marginal wins as homicide rate continues to rise

BY: - October 21, 2021

'The overall reductions in violent crime specifically within our pinpoint grades are continuing to decrease in a strong and steady way,' Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.

‘I’m heartbroken and outraged’: Philly Mayor Kenney, cops talk gun violence in Pa.’s biggest city

BY: - September 30, 2021

The city has logged 20 homicides and 71 criminal shootings this week, according to Philly P.D. data.

In Philly, violent crimes are down, but Mayor Kenney warns of a ‘long process’ to reduce it

BY: - August 5, 2021

“This is not mission accomplished,” the mayor said during Wednesday’s virtual update on the city’s gun violence update.

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Philly Mayor Kenney stands by his violence prevention plan as homicides show no sign of ebbing

BY: - June 23, 2021

The mayor defended his approach to reducing gun violence in Philadelphia on Wednesday at a time when the homicide rate was up 38 percent.

A year after George Floyd protests, Philly Mayor Kenney details progress on racial, police reforms

BY: - June 16, 2021

By Michael D’Onofrio PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney says his administration is making progress at rooting out systemic racial inequities, and enacting police reforms a year after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked nationwide protests. Yet while acknowledging more progress was needed, Kenney stressed that surging gun violence in the city was […]

Top brass at Philly Police concerned about escalating violence this summer

BY: - May 27, 2021

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said the loosening of coronavirus pandemic restrictions, warmer weather and increasing numbers of residents outside may exacerbate shootings and homicides in the coming months.

Philly Police Commish Outlaw signals support for allowing veteran cops to live outside city, drawing pushback from council president

BY: - May 13, 2021

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

As killings surge, Philly Mayor Jim Kenney has few solutions

BY: - March 18, 2021

Homicides and shootings disproportionately affect African-American Philadelphians. Last year, they accounted for nearly 86 percent of homicides and 84 percent of shooting victims. 

Philly Police Commissioner Outlaw talks the good, bad, and ugly of her first year

BY: - February 9, 2021

"There’s almost like an expectation of perfection of me. There’s no perfect being. And just be asked something like that is — I don’t know. Pick one."

Philly community advocates, Black clergy weigh in on police Commish Outlaw’s first year

BY: - February 7, 2021

“Philadelphia has not put in the necessary resources to deal with violence on the community level — it just hasn’t,” one advocate said.

Philly Police Commish Outlaw grilled over police response to Floyd protests

BY: - October 23, 2020

The department lacked any intelligence that local protests would grow so large or spark a high level of violence throughout the city, Outlaw said. 

As gun violence rages in Philadelphia, special council hearing reveals no quick solutions

BY: - August 11, 2020

Legislators hauled Philadelphia’s top cop and leading prosecutor to a hearing on Tuesday to answer for the surge in gun violence that is overwhelmingly affecting African Americans.