Richard Ross

Acting Police Commissioner Christine Coulter
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Kristen Johanson
August 27, 2019 - 11:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been a long, hectic week, to say the least, for Philadelphia's first female police commissioner. After the sudden resignation of Richard Ross last week, acting Commissioner Christine Coulter has been fielding phone calls from District Attorney Larry Krasner, U.S...
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One week after the shootout in Nicetown-Tioga, neighbors are still trying to find some normalcy to their lives.
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Paul Kurtz
August 21, 2019 - 4:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One week after the shootout in Nicetown-Tioga, neighbors are still trying to find some normalcy to their lives. Anthony Fields was sitting on the porch greeting his neighbors on what appeared to be a quiet, normal weekday morning. But beneath the surface, there is a...
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From left: Managing Director Brian Abernathy, Mayor Jim Kenney, Acting Commissioner Christine Coulter
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KYW Staff
August 21, 2019 - 1:03 pm
UPDATED: 2:45 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney stated emphatically at a City Hall press conference Wednesday that he did not fire or force former Police Commissioner Richard Ross to resign. Kenney said he was sad to accept Ross' resignation but agreed that it was the best...
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Tim Jimenez
August 21, 2019 - 9:22 am
UPDATED: 11:01 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philly's top cop is out. Commissioner Richard Ross has resigned due to claims, in a federal lawsuit, that he failed to act on sexual harassment complaints. One of the two officers suing says she had an affair with Ross. While there are no...
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KYW Staff
August 20, 2019 - 5:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has accepted the resignation of Police Commissioner Richard Ross Tuesday evening, who has been forced out of his position. The statement from the mayor says Ross has been "a terrific asset to the police department and the city as a whole...
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Kristen Johanson
August 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It took Philadelphia police five hours to pull out two officers stuck inside the home where the alleged gunman Maurice Hill was firing at police. The police commissioner detailed the harrowing escape at a press conference Thursday. "When you know you have two police...
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City, state and federal officials speak from Philadelphia City Hall about the shooting incident on Wednesday.
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August 15, 2019 - 7:24 am
UPDATED: 7:15 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In a press conference from the mayor's reception room at City Hall, city, state and federal officials including Gov. Tom Wolf, Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Richard Ross, District Attorney Larry Krasner, and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey spoke about...
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This is the house on Mascher Street where police say a woman attacked her daughter with a machete.
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Tim Jimenez
August 12, 2019 - 7:03 am
UPDATED: 3:30 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police say a woman attacked her 3-year-old daughter with a machete Sunday night, sending the child to the hospital in critical but stable condition. The mother, who has been identified as 34-year-old Lauren Rodriguez, is in police custody...
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A fentanyl user holds a needle near Kensington and Cambria in Philadelphia. Suicides and drug overdoses helped lead a surge in U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live.
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Pat Loeb
August 02, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Richard Ross and other city officials return Friday night from a fact-finding trip to Canada, where they examined the country's safe injection sites. The consensus: The group agreed that safe injection sites save...
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