July 22, 2015 |
FORMER Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. remembers his office's 2005 investigation into claims of sexual misconduct by Bill Cosby. "At the time I thought he was guilty, and I certainly haven't changed my mind about that," said Castor, now a county commissioner. "His statements were vague and imprecise and not responsive to the questions. " Nonetheless, his office declined to file charges against Cosby, Castor said yesterday, due to a lack of forensics and alleged victim Andrea Constand's fuzzy recollection of the January 2004 night the alleged assault took place.
July 5, 2015 |
Philadelphia police on Friday identified two officers who shot and critically wounded a man who was having a seizure in May, the first time under a new policy that the department has identified officers involved in a shooting. The officers, Michael Minor and Robert Hoppe, fired at Rudolph Keitt after he led police on a chase beginning in Northwest Philadelphia and struck four officers with his car, police said. Keitt has since been declared mentally incompetent, and his attorney said he suffers from schizophrenia.
June 29, 2015
POLICE HAVE identified two men they say were out "hunting" another man when they opened fire on a crowded street and injured 10 in the city's Mantua section last week. The alleged gunmen, Dominic Lamar, 23, of Brown Street near 51st in the Mill Creek section of West Philly, and an accomplice, Kyleif Harvey, 23, of Poplar Street near 38th in West Philly, drove around the Mantua neighborhood on Ogden Street near 41st several times last Saturday, hunting for their victim, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
June 28, 2015 |
Police identified two men wanted in the shotgun attack at a West Philadelphia cookout last weekend that wounded 11 people, including a 1-year-old girl. Dominic Lamar, 23, of the 5100 block of Brown Street, and Kyleif Harley, 23, of the 3800 block of Poplar Street, were charged in a warrant with attempted murder and related offenses. Authorities say they fired two shotgun blasts in the 4100 block of Ogden Street shortly before 10 p.m. June 20. Members of a family were having a party for their parents when the men approached and started shooting, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
May 28, 2015 |
Doctors at Crozer-Chester Medical Center are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who was brought to the hospital two months ago. The man was in stable but serious condition Wednesday afternoon. He was found March 26 injured and unconscious in a park near a residence at 121 Sayres Neck Road in Bridgeton, N.J., said Grant Gegwich, vice president of public relations and marketing for Crozer-Keystone Health System. Gegwich said the man may have been injured in a fire at the residence.
May 11, 2015 |
Philadelphia police are searching for a Hunting Park man suspected of abducting and sexually assaulting one woman and trying to do the same with another early May 1. Police identified the man as Manuel Cintron, 24, of the 4000 block of North Sixth Street. The first incident took place at 4:20 a.m., police said, when a man threatened a woman with a handgun at 12th and Ruscomb Streets in Logan. Police said he tried to force the woman into his car and parked at the corner, but she fought him off, ran to a SEPTA bus for help, and then told police of the incident.
April 17, 2015 |
The six Democratic mayoral candidates had a chance to appeal to the business community at a Wednesday morning forum. They talked of economics and energy hubs, property taxes and pollution. That is, until Anthony Hardy Williams fielded a question about police-community relations. The state senator said that if he is elected mayor, he would impose a zero-tolerance rule against sexism, racism, and homophobia in the Philadelphia Police Department. Williams said he would fire any officer who engaged in hate speech - sexist, homophobic, or racist.
March 31, 2015 |
Authorities on Sunday confirmed the identity of the Darby Borough police officer who was shot to death in his home. Chief Michael DiLenno of the Yeadon Fire Company confirmed in an interview with NBC10 the slain officer was Mark Allen Hudson, 26, a part-time police officer who also volunteered with Yeadon Fire Company No. 1. "It was kind of an around-the-clock thing for him," DiLenno said. "He would come up in the middle of the night, after he would get off day work being in a police car all day, for a fire call.
March 12, 2015 |
A FORMER COP accused of falsely identifying himself while turning in guns at a police station last summer was held for trial yesterday. Ex-Sgt. Brandon Ruff, 28, said afterward: "I'm not surprised. I'm glad . . . I get to tell my side. " After two cops testified at Ruff's preliminary hearing, Ruff was called to the stand by his attorney, Michael Pileggi. Ruff testified that on Aug. 3, he spoke with a cousin about starting a group to get guns off the street. He then met his cousin, whom he identified as DeRyan Jones, at 21st and Latona streets in Point Breeze and got three guns from him. Later that day, he went to the 35th Police District, at Broad and Champlost streets in Ogontz, to turn the guns in anonymously.