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Philly DA Larry Krasner plans ‘truth, justice, and reconciliation commission’ to review harm caused by justice system

During a Zoom news conference Wednesday afternoon, Krasner said the justice system as it currently stands has “too few tools” to address years of problematic conduct by police and prosecutors, much of which has especially impacted communities of color.

The fired Philly cop who pepper sprayed protesters kneeling on I-676 has been identified

The Philadelphia Police officer captured on video ripping down protesters’ masks and pepper spraying them as they knelt in the middle of Interstate 676 is Richard Nicoletti, a SWAT officer and 12-year veteran of the force.

Philly Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, Mayor Jim Kenney apologize for teargassing of protesters on 676

Kenney and Outlaw said videos that have surfaced since the June 1 demonstration clearly contradicted the explanations they previously supplied about why tear gas was used on the highway.

He spent 22 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. His lawsuit says Philly police detectives knew his case was flawed.

John Miller's lawsuit is the latest in a string of events challenging the norms and practices of the city’s criminal justice system in the late 1980′s and 1990′s.

Man accused of sending racist threats to Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw will be jailed until trial

A federal judge said Peter Fratus should remain in custody because of his history of making alcohol-fueled threats against law enforcement and public officials.

Mayor Kenney declares Juneteenth a city holiday; supporters rally for transferred South Philly police captain

The city is placing a “boxing apparatus” around the Christopher Columbus statue in order to protect it during the “public process” to determine its fate.

After three days of conflict at the Christopher Columbus statue, a South Philly police captain was transferred

The Police Department characterized the reassignment of Capt. Louis Campione as “one of several command changes that took place [Monday].” Campione's reassignment came after three days of conflict around the Christopher Columbus statue.

Philly Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw was the target of racist threats, U.S. Attorney says

Peter Fratus, 39, of West Dennis, Mass., sent two emails to Outlaw with “vile and disturbing” language and asked where she lived, prosecutors said.

South Philly residents surround Columbus statue as demonstrations unfold across the city

The crowd of about 100 people said they were “protecting the statue from these rioters who want to take it down."