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March 6, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Fifteen new graduates of the Philadelphia Police Academy were sworn in as officers on Friday, the smallest graduating class in recent memory, officials said. Although enrollment in the academy has been declining for years, Police Commissioner Richard Ross and police spokesman Lt. John Stanford each said he could not remember a class with fewer members. In years past, graduating classes regularly topped 100 members. Stanford said police departments across the country have been experiencing challenges in recruiting in recent years.
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August 5, 2016 | By Dom Giordano
IN THE AFTERMATH of the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia is still receiving plaudits for being a big-league city able to pull off huge events. Philadelphia was a big winner. On my radio show, John McNesby, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, was also a big winner - before, during and after the convention. Before the convention, McNesby spoke out against the fact that Democrats planned to feature Mothers of the Movement, the group of moms whose kids died in various confrontations with police.
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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.
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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
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.
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July 1, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
As donations for a wounded Folcroft Borough police officer continue to arrive, officials are asking the public to be sure any fund-raisers are legitimate before making contributions. Officer Christopher Dorman was shot seven times as he responded to a drug activity call. The part-time officer was released from the hospital on Monday. "It is hard to have all the different fund-raisers around and when someone asks questions not have the answers," said Police Chief Robert Ruskowski.
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August 5, 2016 | By Dom Giordano
IN THE AFTERMATH of the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia is still receiving plaudits for being a big-league city able to pull off huge events. Philadelphia was a big winner. On my radio show, John McNesby, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, was also a big winner - before, during and after the convention. Before the convention, McNesby spoke out against the fact that Democrats planned to feature Mothers of the Movement, the group of moms whose kids died in various confrontations with police.
NEWS
July 27, 2016 | Mary C. Curtis
IN POLITICS, nuance is often a negative, particularly in the middle of a cutthroat presidential campaign. So while Hillary Clinton's position - supporting and sympathizing with both police officers and the mothers of African Americans killed in encounters with police - is a reasonable one, it doesn't quite fit on a bumper sticker. It's about criminal justice and race and trust and perceptions it would take a pile of history books to start to untangle. On the other hand, "law and order," the mantra often repeated by GOP nominee Donald Trump in Cleveland at the Republican convention, fits just fine.
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July 1, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
As donations for a wounded Folcroft Borough police officer continue to arrive, officials are asking the public to be sure any fund-raisers are legitimate before making contributions. Officer Christopher Dorman was shot seven times as he responded to a drug activity call. The part-time officer was released from the hospital on Monday. "It is hard to have all the different fund-raisers around and when someone asks questions not have the answers," said Police Chief Robert Ruskowski.
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April 15, 2016 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
I COULDN'T stop staring at the mug shot of Najee Rivera that every news outlet seemed to use when on Monday, two Philly police officers were found not guilty of beating him up during a traffic stop in May 2013. Rivera has since died, killed in a street fight in December 2015. But back then, in that photo, his right eye swelled purple, his forehead was dotted with Band-Aids soaked red. The cops said he resisted arrest, but surveillance video that Rivera's determined girlfriend found after canvassing the neighborhood showed Officers Sean McKnight and Kevin Robinson mowing Rivera's scooter down with their cruiser, and then throwing him against a wall and the ground as he cried out under fists and batons.
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March 6, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Fifteen new graduates of the Philadelphia Police Academy were sworn in as officers on Friday, the smallest graduating class in recent memory, officials said. Although enrollment in the academy has been declining for years, Police Commissioner Richard Ross and police spokesman Lt. John Stanford each said he could not remember a class with fewer members. In years past, graduating classes regularly topped 100 members. Stanford said police departments across the country have been experiencing challenges in recruiting in recent years.
NEWS
February 21, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said Friday that prosecutors were still reviewing evidence from a bar brawl this month that allegedly involved former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, and that there was "no timetable" for a decision on potential criminal charges. In his first public comments on the nearly two-week-old investigation, Williams sought to quell complaints from police officials and others who have questioned why a decision has not been made. "The last thing anyone wants is a rush to judgment," Williams said.
NEWS
January 30, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Staff Writer
Police Officer Jesse Hartnett, his left arm encased in a cast with metal pins protruding, shook hands with his good hand as well-wishers lined up throughout the FOP lodge Thursday night. Behind him, union officials hoisted a sign that read: "There's a lot of heart in Hartnett. " "He's in good spirits - a real trouper," said Commissioner Richard Ross, who was stationed behind Hartnett's chair in the banquet hall at the Fraternal Order of Police's headquarters in the Far Northeast.
NEWS
January 17, 2016 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Staff Writer
POLICE HAVE released a sketch of the cold-blooded man who shot 75-year-old Judy Ritchie in her face and stole her pocketbook as she walked home with her groceries in broad daylight last Dec. 31 in Mayfair. The Fraternal Order of Police lodge has put up a $5,000 reward and the Citizens' Crime Commission is offering an additional $1,000 for the arrest and conviction of the attacker. Ritchie was walking home from the store with all the trimmings for a New Year's Day feast for her family when the assailant stopped his car alongside her in an alley between Montague and Edrick Streets near Tyson Avenue around 10 a.m. Without getting out of his vehicle, he grabbed Ritchie through his driver's side window, and a struggle ensued.
NEWS
January 8, 2016
FOR JIM KENNEY, the first white mayor to helm the majority-non-white city of Philadelphia in 16 years, the central conflict of his first term was revealed in two sentences he uttered during his inauguration speech. "We will have to all put aside our differences and acknowledge two things," he said. "That black lives do matter, and that the overwhelming majority of our police are decent, hardworking public servants who risk their lives every day. " The lines drew applause as Kenney's pointed words floated along the divide between a police department on the defensive, and a black community grieving the police shootings of unarmed African-Americans nationwide.
NEWS
December 4, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police have collected about 700 used cellphones to distribute to domestic violence victims as part of a yearly drive supporting women's shelters in the city. Now in its 12th year, the program encourages Philadelphians to donate their used cellphones at Fraternal Order of Police lodges and at all 21 police districts around the city. The phones are collected and sent to Verizon's Hopeline program, which refurbishes them and distributes them to anti-domestic violence agencies all over the country.
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