FOR THE TIME being, problem officers in the Police Department reportedly will go unpunished.
Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey told the Inquirer yesterday that he is temporarily suspending all disciplinary action against officers.
Ramsey's decision comes after a Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board ruled this week that changes Ramsey made to the department's disciplinary code were unfair. The ruling was reported by the Daily News yesterday.
Attempts to reach Ramsey, who was attending a law-enforcement conference in San Francisco, were unsuccessful last night.
Informed last night by the Daily News of Ramsey's reported decision, John McNesby, the president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5, said: "I'm guessing we will sit down when [Ramsey] returns and see what can be worked out."