Philadelphia Police Department

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
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...
Read More
Six people were shot, one of them killed, when someone opened fire at a graduation party here at Paschall Playground in Southwest Philly
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
Philadelphia police officers
Rachel Kurland/KYW Newsradio, file
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...
Read More
TheaDesign/Getty Images
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...
Read More
Chinatown
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
June 11, 2019 - 4:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For about the 10th time since Brett Berdini was attacked by a mob of people in Chinatown and stabbed to death, his family sat through another day in court — this time, to hear three of the defendants waive their preliminary hearings. Victor Yan, 26, has been charged...
Read More
About 100 demonstrators protested at Philadelphia Police headquarters.
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
June 07, 2019 - 4:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Under the watchful eyes of police officers and commanders — and that famous statue of a caring officer holding a child — about 100 people formed a circle around the marker, demanding justice. In the wake of an investigation that revealed past and present Philly...
Read More
Philadelphia police officers
Rachel Kurland/KYW Newsradio, file
Kristen Johanson
June 06, 2019 - 4:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Ten Philadelphia police officers who have been under investigation for posting racist and derogatory messages on social media have now been pulled from duty, following the release of hundreds of such messages by watchdog research group The Plain View Project ...
Read More
Courtesy of the Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
June 06, 2019 - 1:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Less than a month after the murder of a transgender woman and activist, the accused shooter faced a Philadelphia judge Wednesday and will now got to trial, after the judge upheld all charges against him. A homicide detective testified that as police were out at the...
Read More
Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross Jr. kept an eye as Bernie Sanders supporters march down Broad Street during the Democratic National Convention.
Jeremy Long/Lebanon Daily News via USA TODAY Network
Dan Wing
June 04, 2019 - 7:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's police commissioner has responded to the discovery of racist, violent and sexist comments allegedly posted on Facebook by hundreds of the city's police officers. The Plain View Project compiled the comments in a database, which includes thousands of...
Read More

Pages