Call it what you want, but taking a closer look at the number of police shootings in Philadelphia makes sense.
Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey deserves praise for recognizing that. Too often, law enforcement officials become defensive at the mere suggestion that their department isn't right. That's never been the case with Ramsey. He has consistently insisted that his officers be held accountable, and that policy changes be made when warranted to make the force more professional.
Ramsey did bristle a bit when the federal inquiry he requested was described as an "investigation." The commissioner prefers to call it a study by the Justice Department's Community Oriented Policing Services program.