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First held in 1920, the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in America
The “Handle with Care” initiative, funded by a $1 million federal grant, will train 400 Philadelphia officers and teachers across 15 schools to help students who are dealing with trauma from witnessing violence
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Since the fitness requirements were lowered, about 51% of Philly PD applicants have passed the exam, compared to 36% previously
Judge Ellen Ceisler wrote that Philadelphia’s ordinance does not regulate “firearms,” but rather“ merely prohibits the conversion of unfinished frames or receivers into firearms
The two officers immediately came under fire after responding to the home; six to eight people, including children, remain unaccounted for following the fire
The officers, who were called to the house on a report that an 11-year-old girl had been wounded by gunfire, immediately came under fire
A struggle began when two officers realized a man they were speaking to was carrying a gun; the man shot one officer during the scuffle before being fatally shot by the other officer
The Philadelphia Police Department cruiser was flipped over and then set on fire during a protest over the death of George Floyd
“The right strategy, the right tactics and solid solutions will deliver a safe city and will make our police department the best police department in the nation,” Bethel said
Troopers Martin Mack III and Branden Sisca were trying to get a pedestrian to safety when a vehicle “traveling at a high rate of speed” struck all three
Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker is expected to name Kevin Bethel as the department’s top cop, a 29-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department
All suspects in the fatal shooting have been arrested
Alexander Batista-Polanco, 21, and Hendrick Peña-Fernandez, 21, were arrested Tuesday and Wednesday, First Deputy Commissioner Frank Vanore said at a news conference
Yobranny Martinez Fernandez, 18, was arrested Monday; police are searching for two more suspects
Richard Mendez, 50, was a 22-year veteran of the force; his gun has not been located since the incident
The officers were shot when they approached several people who were breaking into a vehicle in the parking garage area
Police were responding to a call from a 12-year-old saying his father had shot his uncle when the suspect opened fire
“This destructive and illegal behavior cannot and will not be tolerated in our city,” Mayor Jim Kenney said
“When police officers ordered him to show his hands, he instead produced a weapon and pointed it at an armed police officer. In no world (are) those facts murder,” a defense attorney said
The controller notified the sheriff’s office that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to account for 76 of its guns and 109 weapons that were surrendered to the office
The bodycam footage shows the suspect holding a knife in his right hand, by his right leg, before he was shot
Danielle Outlaw will step down this month to become the bi-state agency’s deputy chief security officer
The CO was shot twice in the leg and the would-be carjacker was shot in the back and leg
Following assessment, recruits must pass a criminal history check as well as physical fitness and reading assessments, which have had certain challenges
The judge said an incorrect statement from prosecutors that Richard Nicoletti was responsible for “teargassing protesters” could compromise a fair trial in Philly
The officer attempted to grab a gun inside the Tesla when the driver sped off in reverse; The officer held onto the car until the driver physically kicked him off
A shooter wearing a ballistic vest and carrying a police scanner opened fire seemingly at random, killing four people and wounding two boys