A Philadelphia police officer has been charged with perjury and other counts after investigators say he gave false statements and testimony in the arrest of a person accused of a firearms violation.
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Philadelphia police officer will be suspended and fired for violating the department’s use of force policy when he shot and killed a 12-year-old boy.
A 12-year-old boy died after he was shot by Philadelphia police after police said they were shot at.
The Philadelphia Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police filed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a city law banning officers from pulling over drivers for low-level offenses, saying the law illegally preempts existing state laws on traffic violations.
Eight civilian Philadelphia Police Department employees have been indicted on charges of collecting Pandemic Unemployment Assistance they were not entitled to. Seven of the employees are dispatchers and one is a clerk.
Philadelphia police assaulted her and kept her from her toddler for hours. Now they’ll pay $2 million
Rickia Young was driving through West Philadelphia when she found herself in the middle of a protest. Officers dragged Young and her nephew out of her car, beat them and kept her away from her son for several hours.
Authorities said Thursday that Inspector James Smith and former Detective Patrick Smith were off duty and in a car when they confronted a 27-year-old pedestrian in a shopping center parking lot in August. The victim suffered a black eye and bruises on his head, arms and legs.
Civil rights attorneys in Philadelphia have asked a federal judge to order the city to halt pedestrian stops for “quality of life” offenses, including littering and panhandling — saying the practice is rife with racial disparities.
Sources said former Detective John Logan allegedly allowed an informant who was owed money by the department to take valuable property out of evidence in lieu of payment.