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Officials: Police Officer Shot In North Philadelphia Dies

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Officials have announced that a Philadelphia police officer shot in North Philadelphia has died.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says Police Officer Robert Wilson III, an eight year veteran of the police department died Thursday night. 282 more words


KYW Flashback: Police Corruption Probe Rocks The City

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It was 1974 and the target was police corruption. KYW was first to reveal the findings of the Pennsylvania Crime Commission’s secret multi-year investigation of the Philadelphia Police Department. 64 more words

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Daily Dec Roundup - March 3rd, 2015

Report: Millions live in PA oil train evacuation zones

Joel Mathis, Philly Mag

– Amid growing concern about the transportation of oil by train through Pennsylvania — and through Philadelphia, to the city’s refineries — environmental groups have released a report (below) suggesting that “millions” of residents live in “evacuation zones” likely to be affected if an accident happens. 179 more words

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Civilian Police Oversight Chief Reviews New Brandon Tate-Brown Evidence

By Dustin Slaughter

Speaking exclusively to The Declaration this afternoon, the Police Advisory Commission’s Executive Director, Kelvyn Anderson, says he reviewed several witness statements – including from three residents, an emergency responder, and one of the officers who pulled over Brandon Tate-Brown’s white Dodge Charger rental vehicle – as well as three surveillance videos this morning. 715 more words


What Does PA's Background Check Law have to do with Brandon Tate-Brown?

By Austin Nolen

The Philadelphia Police Department hasn’t exactly been doing a bang-up job on being open about the shooting death of Brandon Tate-Brown. They failed to notify his mother, first that her son was dead, and then that the cops involved had been cleared. 605 more words

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Murder suspect dubbed ‘Michelangelo of buttocks injections’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic performance artist who did illegal cosmetic surgery on the side testified at her murder trial Thursday that her body sculpting work was so popular she was dubbed “the Michelangelo of buttocks injections.” 494 more words

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Delivery Driver Critically Shot by Police Last Year Sues Officers

By Dustin Slaughter

20 year-old Philippe Holland, an unarmed food delivery driver who was shot multiple times by plainclothes Philadelphia police in West Philadelphia in April 2014, has filed suit against the two officers. 439 more words