Category Archives: Pennsylvania Police

Jury Exonerates One Pennsylvania Police Officer And Rejects Most Of Federal Government’s Case Against Other Two

3 ex-officers in US accused of coverup in immigrant beating death probe get split verdict

By Michael Rubinkam (CP) – 11 hours ago

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A federal jury Thursday rejected most of the government’s case against three former police officers accused of hindering an FBI investigation into the beating death of an illegal Mexican immigrant but nevertheless convicted one of them of a charge that could send him to prison for decades. Continue reading

Plan calls for Hazle Township to collect 1.2 million in new taxes for new police department

Regional police takes 1st step in West Hazleton

By MIA LIGHT (Staff Writer)  /  Published: January 27, 2010

The concept of police regionalization is on the table for West Hazleton Borough officials. Continue reading

Should a PA homeowner be “obligated to retreat if confronted by an attacker”? State Rep. Paul Clymer says, No.

Opponents target gun legislation       


Bucks County Courier Times

The measure would allow citizens to stand their ground and use deadly force to fend off an attacker. Opponents call it shoot first legislation. Continue reading

At the behest of Rendell, Mexican American Legal Defense and Crystal Dillman, Feds charge three Shenandoah Police Officers and two white teenagers with “hate crimes”

Pa. police accused of cover-up in immigrant attack


Dec. 15, 2009, 7:27PM

SHENANDOAH, Pa. — Federal prosecutors charged three police officers in a racially tense Pennsylvania coal town with orchestrating a cover-up in the fatal beating of a Mexican immigrant by altering evidence or lying to the FBI in a case against two white high school football players. Continue reading

“Pennsylvania, the state with the most gun-related officer deaths this year, has among the strictest gun laws in the country…”

2009 a dangerous year for police as gun deaths spike

Across the nation, 2009 was a particularly perilous year for officers involved in gun disputes, with the number of officers killed in the line of duty by gunfire up 24 percent from 2008. In the past decade, small spikes in gunfire deaths have been common, but experts say they are surprised by the number of officers this year who have been specifically targeted by gunmen.


TONY AVELAR / The Associated Press

In March, an Oakland Police honor guard stands near the four caskets of police officers. Across the nation, 2009 was a particularly perilous year for officers. Continue reading

Police search for black or hispanic man who fled on White Street

Police investigate shots fired in borough

 Published: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 4:06 PM EDT

SHENANDOAH — Shenandoah police are looking for a black or Hispanic man who was allegedly shooting at another man Friday afternoon. Continue reading

“In my opinion, the state certainly has enough gun laws on the books. If folks would enforce them, that would go a long way,” said Sen. Sean Logan, D-Plum.

Rendell to push for gun control

By Tim Puko
Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Even the governor’s support might mean little in an effort to strengthen gun-control laws in Pennsylvania, legislators said Tuesday. Continue reading

“Kelly’s final words…were: “Tell my wife and children I love them.”

Grieving city, thousands of police officers say goodbye to three ‘brothers’

By Mike Wereschagin and Jill King Greenwood
Friday, April 10, 2009

Three families who bore the cost of keeping a city safe grieved Thursday in a hushed Petersen Events Center as thousands of mourners assured them they bear nothing alone. Continue reading

Five Pittsburgh Police Officers shot, three fatally and two wounded

Three city officers dead, one injured in Stanton Heights

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – 3 hours ago

By Staff and wire reports Three police officers died and one was injured in an exchange of gunfire with a man in Stanton Heights this morning, investigators say. The suspect has been taken into custody, following a nearly four-hour standoff on … Article

“Pennsylvania will receive $45.4 million in state funds and $26.9 million in local funds, which includes an individual allocation of $13.5 million for Philadelphia.”

Friday, March 6, 2009, 3:21pm

Stimulus figures for N.J., Pa. law enforcement announced

Philadelphia Business Journal

Pennsylvania will receive more than $72.3 million stimulus money for state and local law enforcement assistance and New Jersey will receive nearly $48 million. Continue reading