Philly to pay record settlement for police misconduct in 2020 protests
Mayor Jim Kenney said the pain and trauma caused by a legacy of systemic racism and police brutality against Black and brown Philadelphians is immeasurable.
Philly Mayor Kenney opens up about his proudest moments in office – and his biggest mistakes
Philly’s chief executive talks soda tax, gun violence, COVID-19 and his plans for the future.
Philly Council approves bill allowing ticketing, towing of abandoned vehicles
Philadelphia Police will no longer have to enforce these violations under the newly approved council legislation.
Brother of 2 MOVE bombing victims calls for Philly to release their remains
“They are my sisters. They are my immediate family,” Lionell Dotson Sr., said at a news conference outside City Hall last week. “They took them from me. They are holding them like they are trophies."
New Pew poll shows 30% increase in Philly residents concerned about crime
The poll found that 70% of the city’s residents think crime, drugs and public safety are the biggest issues facing the city
As 911 wait times rise, Philly cops urge patience
People should not hang up because their calls and concerns will be addressed, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.
With 2K shootings, more than 500 dead, 2020 was the deadliest year on record in Philadelphia
A new report catalogues the tragic and bloody toll of gun violence in Pa.'s largest city
Philly cops get $5M funding boost for forensics office
Police say better forensics capabilities should result in more arrests and prosecutions of fatal shootings plaguing the city.
Philadelphia’s carjackings rise early in the new year
After approximately 750 carjackings in 2021, 2022 is outpacing last year just short of two weeks into the year.
Intervention teams offer unique way to fight Philly’s gun violence
City officials highlighted the community-based approach during a weekly briefing.
Pa. U.S. Rep. Scanlon car-jacked and robbed in Philadelphia
U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5th District, was carjacked and robbed on Wednesday afternoon after finishing a meeting in Philadelphia’s FDR Park, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, citing her office and city police. The suburban Philadelphia Democrat was not injured. Scanlon was walking alone to her car around 2:45 p.m. on the 1900 block of Pattison […]
Philly Police Commissioner Outlaw tags social media for city’s homicide surge
Over 50% of homicide victims were 18- to 30-years old. Ten percent of the overall homicide victims have been younger than 18.