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Two of 3 sex assault cases against ex-Philadelphia police inspector dropped

Carl Holmes Jr. was charged in 2019 with sexual assault of three female officers after a grand jury probe concluded that he abused his power after mentoring female officers at the police academy and in other roles.

By The Associated Press

How being sick could result in even stiffer penalties for spitting on Pa. police

The bill specifically names HIV and hepatitis B, even though those viruses can’t be transmitted through saliva.
By Joseph Darius Jaafari/Spotlight PA

Pittsburgh area police Facebook group leads to amplified calls for independent oversight

Democratic state Rep. Austin Davis, of McKeesport, has introduced a measure to require municipal forces to participate in citizen police review boards.”

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Toward Racial Justice speakers look to possibilities for police and policy reform in 2021

“Policing took center stage for everyone in 2020,” Moderator Charles Ellison said, despite the ongoing, deadly pandemic, after police killed George Floyd in Minneapolis.

By Alanna Elder