William Bender is an investigative reporter who has covered everything from South Philly mobsters to doomsday hucksters. He also contributes to Clout, a column chronicling the underbelly of Philly's political scene.
Last month, the base’s sexual assault response coordinator was terminated, following what she says was a campaign of retaliation by Air Guard leaders who rejected her attempts to professionalize the organization and clean up a toxic, fighter-pilot culture.
Rachel Sclarksy’s legally parked car was towed by the city and left in an illegal parking spot. Ten months later, the city is threatening to boot or tow her car again if she doesn’t pay fines and penalties from the incident.
The Southeastern Veterans’ Center, a state-run nursing home in Chester County where 42 residents have died of COVID-19, failed to protect veterans from the coronavirus outbreak and placed them in an “immediate jeopardy situation," state inspectors found.
Despite a checkered past, Philadelphia Staff Iinspector Joseph Bologna Jr., ended up on the front lines of this week’s protests. His aggressive behavior, some captured on video, led the District Attorney to charge him with assault.
A police spokesperson declined to comment on the circumstances of Evan Gorski’s arrest, but said the incident is being investigated. “The propriety of the tactics employed will be included in that investigation.”