Philadelphia Police Department

Lt. James Walker
Philadelphia Police Department
KYW Staff
April 06, 2020 - 1:42 pm
Mayor Jim Kenney announced on Monday the first COVID-19 death of a city employee, Lt. James Walker of the Philadelphia Police Department's traffic division. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
March 31, 2020 - 1:01 pm
Authorities are investigating the shooting of five people in North Philadelphia on Monday night — including a 1-year-old and a teenager. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Police Department headquarters.
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Kristen Johanson
March 30, 2020 - 4:59 pm
The Philadelphia police union has extended its contract with the city for one year, as both sides agreed to put off negotiations during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
March 20, 2020 - 5:50 pm
The Philadelphia Police Department is providing its officers with protective clothing, helmets and the like amid the coronavirus pandemic, but how are smaller departments in the greater Philadelphia region dealing with the crisis, since they are less likely to receive such protections? Read more...
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Motorcade procession for late Philadelphia Police Sgt. James O'Connor
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Mike DeNardo
March 20, 2020 - 11:39 am
Dozens of police cars and motorcycles made their way across Northeast Philadelphia Friday morning to honor the life of Philadelphia Police Sgt. James O'Connor, who was killed last week on duty. However, his funeral is postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.
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Hassan Elliott
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
March 19, 2020 - 1:22 pm
Authorities have charged Hassan Elliott with the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer James O’Connor. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Police Department headquarters.
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KYW Staff
March 18, 2020 - 7:53 am
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw says officers are taking a different approach amid the coronavirus outbreak in an effort to protect officers and members of the community. She says there will be fewer arrests going forward. Read more here.
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Cpl. James O'Connor
Philadelphia Police Department
Mark Abrams
March 17, 2020 - 9:42 am
Funeral services for Cpl. James O'Connor, the SWAT officer who was killed in the line of duty in Frankford last Friday, have been postponed indefinitely because of coronavirus restrictions on large gatherings. Read more here.
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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner
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Kristen Johanson
March 16, 2020 - 7:22 pm
"An acceleration of reform" is how the Philadelphia district attorney is outlining his plan for the city during the coronavirus outbreak. He wants less people arrested, charged and jailed. Read more here.
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Cpl. James O'Connor
Philadelphia Police Department
KYW Staff
March 13, 2020 - 7:01 am
A Philadelphia SWAT officer was shot and killed this morning in the line of duty. Cpl. James O’Connor was serving a homicide warrant in the Frankford section of the city. Read more here.
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