Philly Mayor Kenney stands by his violence prevention plan as homicides show no sign of ebbing
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 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
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
"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
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
"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
“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
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
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.
Black leaders call on Philadelphia police to end stop and frisk — again
As police continue to stop and frisk Blacks at higher rates than whites in the city, Black groups renewed demands that Mayor Jim Kenney end the practice.
Philly Police Commissh issues new use of force guidelines after city cops gas protesters
Officers must now report when they use physical force and the type of force they used after they use it, Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said on Wednesday.
Disparity in police tactics on display during third day of unrest in Philadelphia
“Tear gas was selected when it became evident at that time other options were not effective,” Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.