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Boss of Delaware County’s private jail accused of racism, abuse of power

John Reilly, Jr., superintendent of George W. Hill Correctional Facility, was accused of misconduct by current and former employees. An oversight board prevented their complaints from becoming public, but Reilly could face new scrutiny from Delaware County's incoming Democratic county council.

Controversial Philly police inspector loses oversight of SVU

Police Inspector Anthony Washington was given oversight of the Special Victims Unit, even though he'd been accused of sexual harassment in the past.

Philadelphia Police Inspector Carl Holmes faces charges of sexual assaults

Carl Holmes, a longtime Philadelphia police chief inspector, is facing criminal charges for allegedly sexually assaulting three female police officers.

Three men stabbed near Chinatown

Police said the three victims were listed in stable condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Reward now $40K in desperate search for Dulce Maria Alavez, missing South Jersey girl

John McNesby, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5, said the Philly police union has added $5,000 to the reward that investigators hope will lead to the missing South Jersey girl.

Former Philly cop Richard Frank charged with sexually assaulting a minor

Richard Frank retired from the Philadelphia Police Department after being accused of sexually harassing female cops. Now he's charged with indecent assault and corrupting the morals of a minor in Southampton Township, Bucks County.

Reinstated cops have cost Philly taxpayers at least $5 million over the last decade

Records of back wage payments for at least 30 other cops could not be located in the city’s payroll system, officials say.

Could this state commission help weed out bad cops?

The state Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission can revoke the license of officers convicted of certain crimes or deemed unfit for duty. Some lawmakers want to make it stronger.

Search The Inquirer’s database of 170 Philadelphia police misconduct files

Records of these union arbitration cases, which are typically confidential, date from 2011 to 2019.