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Family demands answers after videos show white Chester officer punching Black teen

A white police officer was caught on video repeatedly punching Bahir Green, a Black teenager, while Green was being restrained in Chester on Friday.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Man accused of trying to run over 6 nonuniformed state troopers in Harrisburg

State police say a Harrisburg man is accused of trying to run over nonuniformed state troopers who were attending a promotional exam in the city. Forty-five-year-old Jamal Kimani Crummel faces six counts of aggravated assault.

By The Associated Press

Federal lawsuit accuses Chester Twp., police of civil rights violations in arrests of Black residents for loitering

The lawsuit alleges Chester Township, the Chester Township Police Department and individual police officers violated residents’ constitutional rights by arresting them for loitering outside their own homes.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

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York County is hiring behavioral health ‘co-responders’ to work with police

The program aims to reduce arrests and connect people with treatment.

By Brett Sholtis

Pa. attorney general and Antwon Rose’s mother announce launch of police misconduct database

All police agencies in Pennsylvania are required to submit information to the database and use it during the hiring process.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

State Senate OKs local police using radar for speed enforcement

Pennsylvania has long limited the use of radar to state police, and repeated efforts to allow it for local police have never succeeded.

By The Associated Press

‘No-Knock’ ballot measure in Pittsburgh could open door to more police accountability, activists hope

If voters answer yes on May 18th, the city charter would require police to knock and announce their presence at a home, and then wait at least 15 seconds for occupants to answer before entering.

By Chris Potter/WESA