Mar 18, 2021 AP. Philadelphia is on pace to shatter its record for most homicides ever in a single year — prompting officials to hold biweekly briefings on their re-tooled efforts to curb the “epidemic …
Brianna Lyman Reporter July 30, 2021
Philadelphia police are now required to politely ask criminals to stop engaging in certain crimes, such as defecating in the street, before officers can actually take action, according to an internal memo from the department obtained by Fox 29 reporter Steve Keeley.
“The City’s statistical expert has reviewed the Department’s stops to identify any racial disparity,” the internal memo reads. “For years, our expert could not conclusively determine that racial disparity existed in our stops.”