CollectionsFraternal Order
IN THE NEWS

Fraternal Order

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
February 22, 2011 | By STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225 Staff writer Bob Warner contributed to this report
THREE YEARS ago, Roberto Acevedo Jr. received an out-of-court settlement from a civil suit against the Police Department in which he alleged that he had been beaten by cops, according to a source and court records. As recently as two years ago, Acevedo, under his stage name "Young Reek," starred shirtless in a rap video that shows him flashing $100 bills and his co-stars displaying what look like drugs. One year ago, Acevedo joined the Philadelphia Police Department and now patrols the streets he once rapped about for the department he once sued, according to sources, court documents and city payroll records.
NEWS
August 22, 1991 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / WILLIAM F. STEINMETZ
THE THREE-RING CIRCUS has come to town, and the bear act of Jimmy and Tepa Hall keeps the old-fashioned thrills rolling. The circus, sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police, is running through today at the National Guard Armory in the Northeast. From Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, it will be at 3535 S. 10th St.
NEWS
October 12, 1988 | ELWOOD P. SMITH/ DAILY NEWS
Donna Costello kisses her husband, Richard, last night as he was installed as president of Lodge 5, Fraternal Order of Police, at a dinner at the FOP lodge on Spring Garden Street. Costello, 38, a 15-year veteran, was elected FOP leader Oct. 4, succeeding Robert S. Hurst, who decided not to seek re- election. About 400 people attended the dinner.
NEWS
October 6, 2010
John J. McNesby, president of the Philadelphia police union, was reelected Tuesday night to a three-year term as head of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. McNesby and his slate received 4,833 votes cast by FOP members. He had been challenged by Frank Zampogna, who received 534 votes. Zampogna also ran against McNesby in 2007 and lost. - Robert Moran
BUSINESS
February 10, 2015
Cradles to Crayons , Philadelphia, named the following to its board: Jude Henzy , case manager of the Inter-Faith Housing Alliance; Anand Kini , executive vice president of strategy and business insight for NBCUniversal; Sean McManus , vice president of human resources at De Lage Landen; Jill Schubert , president of the Chesapeake district of UPS; Steven Singh , director of electric operations at Peco Energy; and Gloria Watson...
NEWS
May 21, 2011
The annual Badges of Honor 5K race has raised $20,000 this year for the Survivors' Fund, money that aids families of fallen police officers, firefighters, and correctional workers. Sponsored in part by the city, the race will be held June 4 in Fairmount Park. The money raised so far was presented to three groups Thursday: $10,000 to Lodge 5 of the Fraternal Order of Police; $5,000 to Local 22 of the International Association of Fire Fighters; and $5,000 to Local 159 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, which represents city correctional officers.
NEWS
July 19, 2011
A veteran Philadelphia police officer is under investigation on suspicion of drunken driving, police said Monday. The officer, who is assigned to the narcotics unit and has been with the department for more than 20 years, came under suspicion after getting into a car accident while off-duty, sources said. No charges have been filed, but the officer has been put on restricted duty pending the outcome of an Internal Affairs investigation, said John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. - Allison Steele  
NEWS
March 16, 1989
Everyone seemed to agree that it didn't make sense to have the same number of Philadelphia police officers on the street at dawn as at dusk. But coming up with a new staffing policy that pleased both the police chief and the Fraternal Order of Police was no easy matter. So all Philadelphians owe thanks to Sgt. Neil Lawley, the veteran street cop who figured out the formula that will make it easier to get a police officer when you need one. Under Sgt. Lawley's scheme, the city would increase police protection during high-crime periods by creating an additional evening work shift that would supplement the traditional round-the-clock shifts.
NEWS
April 9, 1999
The scene was set for Democratic mayoral candidate Marty Weinberg to bask in the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police. Instead, he found himself right in the line of fire when the FOP chief let loose with degrading remarks about two black civic leaders in Philadelphia. Then Mr. Weinberg, a longtime aide to former Mayor Frank Rizzo, waited a long day before his spokesman performed the sticky job of disowning the remarks while hanging on to the FOP support. In a campaign that will be over in 40 days, Mr. Weinberg needs to make it clear where he stands - particularly involving racial issues - right up front.
NEWS
October 6, 1986
On Sept. 24, The Inquirer published an article with the headline "FOP honors 50 officers. " Instead of devoting all or at least most of the article to the point of the title, over 60 percent of that article, in my opinion, sought to undermine the Fraternal Order of Police awards. After noting that Assistant District Attorney Barbara Christie was one of the award recipients, the article then took up with the fact that Hispanics were upset with the awards. Then the article went into the past news, stating that the police rounded up residents of Fairmount, etc. There was nothing about why the 50 officers were honored, even though the headline was "FOP honors 50 officers.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
July 1, 2015 | By Erin Edinger-Turoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
The local Fraternal Order of Police lodge donated 20 iPads to Our Mother of Sorrows St. Ignatius School on Monday as part of an effort by the organization to replenish the school's computer lab, which was burglarized in early June. The FOP is also offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with a tip that could lead to an arrest in the burglary. Several laptops and 30 iPads were taken from the school, at 43d and Wallace Streets in West Philadelphia, during the June 10 break-in. The financial loss officially amounts to $17,800, according to the Southwest Detective Division.
NEWS
April 19, 2015 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mayor Nutter on Friday named a diverse group of 24 people to oversee the implementation of the 91 recommendations made last month in a U.S. Department of Justice report that found that Philadelphia police used lethal force too often. The newly created Police Community Oversight Board will also work on implementing the broader recommendations made in President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing report, which made similar suggestions. Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey chaired the task force.
NEWS
March 27, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan and Dylan Purcell, Inquirer Staff Writers
Mayor Nutter on Wednesday announced the creation of an independent oversight board to ensure that recommendations from a Justice Department report on Philadelphia police shootings are carried out. The board will report to Nutter and will be chaired by JoAnne Epps, dean of Temple University's law school. Nutter said the names of other members would be coming shortly and would include members of the community. He said he would invite the Fraternal Order of Police and the Police Advisory Commission to be a part of it. He said the board will be charged with reviewing the recommendations, "developing a realistic approach to a timeline for implementation," and making sure those changes are put in place.
NEWS
March 11, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Quahmier Wilson turned 10 years old Monday. Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey attended Quahmier's birthday party at Dave & Buster's, then somberly participated in a vigil for the boy's father, Officer Robert Wilson III, who was killed in the line of duty last week. "Obviously, he's struggling. He's struggling real hard," Ramsey said of Quahmier, the older of the officer's two sons. Wilson, an eight-year officer assigned to the 22d District, was visiting a GameStop store at 21st Street and Lehigh Avenue on Thursday afternoon to buy a video game to reward his son for good grades when two armed men attempted to rob the business, located in a shopping center called Hope Plaza.
BUSINESS
February 10, 2015
Cradles to Crayons , Philadelphia, named the following to its board: Jude Henzy , case manager of the Inter-Faith Housing Alliance; Anand Kini , executive vice president of strategy and business insight for NBCUniversal; Sean McManus , vice president of human resources at De Lage Landen; Jill Schubert , president of the Chesapeake district of UPS; Steven Singh , director of electric operations at Peco Energy; and Gloria Watson...
NEWS
January 8, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
PHILADELPHIA-AREA police officers will get another shout-out on Saturday at a "pro-blue" rally at Independence Hall. Beginning at 1 p.m., speakers including U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and conservative radio talker Dom Giordano will give testimonials about their positive interactions with cops, said rally organizer Joe Eastman. "This is not pointing fingers at any group. This is to say, 'Thank you, and this is why we're thanking you.' We have a police department here that does a pretty good job, day in and day out," said Eastman, 63, who is retired from the Navy and serves on the 6th Police District Advisory Council.
NEWS
January 2, 2015
ISSUE | CONGRESS To-do list doesn't match endorsements The Editorial Board decries gutting Dodd-Frank provisions that would otherwise limit speculation, having earlier suggested that Congress pass minimum-wage increases, and then suggests Congress do something about the wealth gap ("The other class war," Dec. 26). Good luck with that given a Congress that is increasingly right of right. And yet the board supported six Republicans out of eight running for Congress in November - three of whom are incumbents who slavishly follow a party line that will make the rich richer and the middle class poorer.
NEWS
December 28, 2014 | By Mike Newall and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
The buses leave Saturday before sunrise, carrying dozens of Philadelphia police officers to New York City. Active officers, making the trip on a day off to pay final respects to a fallen brother. Retired officers, wanting to show support. And a class of police cadets, who will see firsthand, for perhaps the first time, the degree of sacrifice demanded of them. They go even as their own department has received threats against officers in recent days. The Philadelphia police will join a contingent of officers from departments large and small from around the region and country, all bound for the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos, 40, who along with his partner was shot and killed a week ago in a patrol car in Brooklyn by a gunman targeting police.
NEWS
December 19, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
A CITY PARAMEDIC found himself at the center of a firestorm yesterday after he allegedly posted an anti-cop message on social media, along with a photo of two men pointing guns at a police officer's head. The message allegedly posted by a paramedic, identified by sources as Marcell Salters, read: "Our real enemy. Need 2 stop pointing guns at each other and at the ones that's legally killing innocents. " It was first reported by Fox 29's Chris O'Connell Wednesday night, igniting the controversy.
NEWS
December 16, 2014
ACROSS THE country this past weekend, thousands of people marched in protest of police actions against Michael Brown, Eric Garner and others, adding to a steady drumbeat of protest that was ignited weeks ago when two separate grand juries refused to indict police in the deaths of the two black men. For many, this calls to mind a level of protest that this country hasn't seen in at least 50 years . . . and many would say that the issues are the...
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|