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Philadelphia police officer charged with perjury after arrest audit

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.

By The Associated Press

Police officer to be fired for fatally shooting Philadelphia boy

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.

By Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press

Updated: March 4, 2022 | 5:00 am

Philadelphia police shoot and kill a boy after officers in a car were shot at, officials say

A 12-year-old boy died after he was shot by Philadelphia police after police said they were shot at.

By The Associated Press

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Updated: February 23, 2022 | 4:31 pm

Police union sues over Philadelphia ban on low-level stops

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.

By Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press

8 Philadelphia police employees accused of pandemic fraud

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.

By The Associated Press

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.

By Alan Yu/WHYY

Off-duty police officers accused of assault in Philadelphia

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.

By The Associated Press

Philly civil rights attorneys seek to end stop-and-frisk for ‘quality of life’ offenses

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.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY and Ryan Briggs/WHYY

Retired Philadelphia detective charged for allegedly letting informant raid evidence locker

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.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY
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