‘We want to get answers’: SW Philly residents discuss violence near local ‘Stop and Go’
“I believe alcohol brings violence,” one resident said during the sometimes emotional meeting.
Philly officials look for marginal wins as homicide rate continues to rise
'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.
Philly Councilmember David Oh fishing for support on minimum force bill
“What we hope to do is to get a calm reaction out of police officers not to overreact,” Oh said.
Philly Councilmember Curtis Jones urges citizens to call out ‘red flag’ behavior
By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — City Councilmember Curtis Jones Jr. took the floor during this week’s virtual City Council meeting to urge people to speak up if someone they know is going through a mental health crisis. Jones’ remarks come in the aftermath of Monday’s Thomas Jefferson University Hospital shooting, which left one man dead […]
‘I’m heartbroken and outraged’: Philly Mayor Kenney, cops talk gun violence in Pa.’s biggest city
The city has logged 20 homicides and 71 criminal shootings this week, according to Philly P.D. data.
‘I just started screaming’: Philly’s gun violence leaves children with lasting wounds | Analysis
The number of children aged 18 and younger who were shot increased by 65 percent to 196 in 2020, data shows.
‘Some of these killings are for the dumbest reasons’: What’s driving Philly’s bloody summer?
Some have called the situation a "perfect storm" of problems. Others a "witches' brew" of swirling trauma.
Arbitrator’s ruling expected soon on Philly police contract
The FOP struck a deal with the Kenney administration over a one-year contract soon after the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the city in 2020. The contract expired Aug. 1.
In Philly, violent crimes are down, but Mayor Kenney warns of a ‘long process’ to reduce it
“This is not mission accomplished,” the mayor said during Wednesday’s virtual update on the city’s gun violence update.
Philly police retirements tick up in 2020 amid pandemic and protests
Police retirements were up 25 percent last year compared to 2019.
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.
Data: Black people in Pa. are more than 5 times as likely as whites to be killed by police | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Black people are 11 percent of Pa.'s population, but they made up 33 percent of the people killed by police between 2013-2020, a new report concludes.