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Philadelphia police officers marched in uniform in the 2019 Philadelphia Pride Parade.
Philadelphia Police Department
Cherri Gregg
June 27, 2019 - 7:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Legend has it, transgender women of color started the Stonewall riots on June 28, 1968, in protest against New York City police harassment. Almost 50 years to the day, Philadelphia police rolled out one of the most progressive policies in the country for treatment of...
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Amber Hikes
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Cherri Gregg
June 25, 2019 - 2:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Police Department announced a new policy Tuesday that will guide interactions with transgender and non-binary individuals while in police custody. During a press conference at City Hall, city officials explained the new Directive 4.15 , which requires...
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The scene of a shooting at the Wilson Park Apartments on Bailey Terrace.
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Tim Jimenez
June 25, 2019 - 7:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A pair of shooting incidents in a South Philadelphia neighborhood on Monday night has left two people dead. "We're very, very concerned due to the fact that we had four people shot within two hours and two of them are dead,” said Chief Inspector Scott Small. Police...
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Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross Jr. kept an eye as Bernie Sanders supporters march down Broad Street during the Democratic National Convention.
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Kristen Johanson
June 19, 2019 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross confirmed 72 police officers have been placed on desk duty and some could lose their jobs as officials continue to investigate racist Facebook posts allegedly made by those officers in question. Because of the city's...
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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner
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Kristen Johanson
June 19, 2019 - 7:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After a violent and deadly weekend in Philadelphia, District Attorney Larry Krasner is defending his office's approach to criminal justice reform. The district attorney touched upon Police Commissioner Richard Ross' comments on Monday about the spike in shootings in...
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Six people were shot, one of them killed, when someone opened fire at a graduation party here at Paschall Playground in Southwest Philly
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Tim Jimenez
June 18, 2019 - 7:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are still looking for the killer who opened fire at a graduation and Father's Day party on Sunday. And after a weekend where nearly 30 people were shot in the city, there are calls for more to be done. State Sen. Anthony H. Williams, in whose...
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Six people were shot at Paschall Playground in Southwest Philadelphia.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
June 17, 2019 - 5:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are trying to find the gunman who opened fire at a combination graduation-Father's Day party in Southwest Philadelphia Sunday. One person was killed and five others were wounded. Police Commissioner Richard Ross said nearly 70 people were at the party when the...
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Kristen Johanson
June 13, 2019 - 3:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sources have confirmed to KYW Newsradio that dozens of Philadelphia police officers have been pulled from duty, as authorities continue to investigate racist and violent social media posts allegedly made by the officers in question on Facebook. It was previously...
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Kristen Johanson
June 13, 2019 - 11:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Within a seven-hour span Wednesday night, eight people were shot in six different shootings, according to authorities. Two of the victims have died, including a teenager. Just after 10 p.m. Wednesday, two teenagers were gunned down in Port Richmond at Campbell Square...
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