THE CITY is still weighing whether to pay the funeral expenses of slain Police Officer Moses Walker Jr. - and the police union is not happy about it.
"How do you justify having a concert on the Parkway and not saying how much it costs, and not pay for an officer's funeral?" asked Fraternal Order of Police president John McNesby.
Walker was out of uniform when he was fatally shot in North Philadelphia after his shift at the 22nd Police District ended on Aug. 18. Mayoral spokesman Mark McDonald said the city is reviewing whether Walker qualifies for funeral benefits. McNesby says that because Walker drew his gun, he was on the job.