November 19, 2015 |
THINK YOU HAD a bad Valentine's Day because your hubby got the wrong roses or you had to wait 40 minutes for a table for two? Well, Philadelphia police say a Dunkin' Donuts employee who was salting the parking lot at a store on Wadsworth Avenue near Cheltenham Avenue in the city's Cedarbrook section got beat up that day because he lost control of a shopping cart and it hit someone's car. That someone, police said, was one of their own, Officer...
October 15, 2015 |
PROTESTERS chanting "Black Lives Matter" interrupted but didn't derail Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey's talk on just policing last night at the National Constitution Center. About 10 minutes into Ramsey's talk with moderator Jeffrey Rosen - a national magazine journalist who is the president and CEO of the center - about 10 of a crowd of more than 100 stood up and shouted the chant, as soon as Ramsey first uttered the words "just policing. " They mentioned the names of recent controversial cases involving Philly officers, including the shooting death of Brandon Tate-Brown and the videotaped beating of Tyree Carroll earlier this year in East Germantown.
February 22, 2011 |
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.
August 22, 1991 |
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.
October 12, 1988 |
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.