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September 19, 2014 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lynne M. Abraham, the feisty former judge and Philadelphia district attorney who reigned over the city's criminal justice system for nearly two decades, says she will make a run for mayor. Just not yet. Abraham, a Democrat, said Wednesday, "I'll be entering the race" to succeed Mayor Nutter. Her disclosure, coming within hours after former City Solicitor Ken Trujillo announced his mayoral run, could rock a field of candidates in the 2015 contest who lack her name recognition.
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September 18, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
A PHILADELPHIA police officer was arrested yesterday and will be fired for leaving the scene of a car accident - twice - in University City, authorities said. Officer Tayon Moore, 31, a seven-year veteran assigned to the 35th District in Ogontz, was off-duty and driving his mother's Chrysler 300 shortly after 1 a.m. June 24 when he rear-ended a car driven by a Drexel University student on Chestnut Street near 34th, police and the District Attorney's Office said. He allegedly fled the scene - but the other driver followed him, police said.
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September 18, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Bucks County band teacher was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student three times during the 2012 school year, police said, twice on school property and once in a car near the home of the student's parents. The District Attorney's Office said Bridgett Szychulski, 31, of Philadelphia, was a teacher at Lenape Middle School in Doylestown when she had a sexual relationship with the boy. Szychulski, who has been suspended by Central Bucks School District while her criminal case plays out, was charged with deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, and related charges, according to court documents.
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September 14, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Visit Philadelphia acted properly two years ago when it discovered that its chief financial officer had misappropriated $210,000, the regional marketing agency's attorney said Friday. The publicly funded agency chose not to alert law enforcement to the misuse of funds, but dealt with the matter internally, allowing the CFO, Joyce Levitt, to resign without criminal charges in exchange for restitution. Levitt went on to work for another publicly funded nonprofit. The fund misuse and how Visit Philadelphia handled the matter are now under the scrutiny of the District Attorney's Office.
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September 12, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
A PHILADELPHIA police officer was locked up yesterday for allegedly assaulting his wife. Joseph Griffin, 30, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, simple assault, terroristic threats, intimidation of a witness, harassment and recklessly endangering another person, police said. According to the District Attorney's Office, the assault unfolded on June 4 inside the couple's home in Northeast Philadelphia. Griffin, an eight-year veteran of the force, worked in South Philadelphia's 3rd District.
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September 6, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Montgomery County prison officials are investigating Tuesday's inmate escape to determine whether any safety protocols were broken or inadequate. Sometime after noon Monday, Raehib Hankerson was outside in a secured yard, where he "was able to manipulate the wire fencing . . . crawl through the fence, and escape," the District Attorney's Office said in a news release. County detectives and four local police departments went searching for Hankerson. He was found about two hours later in a wooded area near Eagleville Road and Ridge Pike, the District Attorney's Office said.
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September 5, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
F. EMMETT Fitzpatrick, one of the most prominent defense lawyers in a city famous for them, felt that the law was more than a profession - it was a mission. "Being a defense attorney was really his mission in life," said his son, F. Emmett Fitzpatrick III, also a lawyer. "The law was to him a vocation, a calling. When anybody came to him with a need, a problem, he saw it as his mission to help that person. " His father, who died Tuesday at age 84, worked both sides of the courtroom.
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September 5, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
F. Emmett Fitzpatrick Jr., 84, a former Philadelphia district attorney and longtime criminal defense attorney in high-profile cases, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, his son F. Emmett Fitzpatrick III said Wednesday night. Mr. Fitzpatrick was a resident of Crest Haven Nursing Home in Cape May Court House, N.J., for four years, his son said. Mr. Fitzpatrick served as district attorney from 1974 to 1978. He was recruited by the Democratic Party to run against incumbent District Attorney Arlen Specter in 1973 and won a surprise victory.
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August 6, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Norristown man who shot and killed an intruder who had entered his house used justified force, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said Monday. "The laws of our commonwealth provide that citizens of our community may stand their ground and defend themselves inside their homes," District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said. "Faced with an armed intruder who illegally entered his home, the resident was justified in using deadly force to protect himself. " On July 28 at 1:27 a.m., police went to a house on Willow Street where they found the body of Daryl Marquis Evans, 22, in the living room with gunshot wounds to his chest.
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