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'Truth and Reconciliation' Through Police Transparency in the Black Lives Matter Era

A remarkable series of transparency victories in policing, involving (in part) making civilian complaints against police available to the public, has occurred in Chicago over the last year, victories that can inform the general public, police-reform advocates, attorneys, and journalists. 72 more words

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DA Falsely Claims Infamous Narcotics Officer Not Making Drug Arrests

Sergeant Michael Spicer, who was charged but later acquitted by federal authorities of filing false police reports, beating up drug suspects, and stealing their cash and property, is once again making drug arrests, despite the Philadelphia’s District Attorney’s move to throw out scores of convictions associated with Spicer and his narcotics unit dating back to 2005. 247 more words

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Philadelphia shooting spree leaves at least 1 dead

PHILADELPHIA — A gunman in Philadelphia ambushed a police sergeant and fired rounds into a tavern and a car before police shot him dead, authorities said. 367 more words


West Philly Shooting Rampage Leaves 2 Dead, 5 Wounded, Including 2 Police Officers

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Police say a note expressing hatred toward law enforcement was found after a man ambushed a police officer then went on a shooting rampage, injuring a second officer, killing one woman and injuring three other people in West Philadelphia. 677 more words


Heat Brings New Challenges During DNC Protest For Philadelphia Police Officers

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The heat is proving to be a formidable foe for Philadelphia police officers patrolling the streets during Democratic National Convention protests.

Samantha Phillips with the office of emergency management said they are definitely feeling the heat. 117 more words