June 15, 2003
The allegations are shocking: that Pennsylvania State Police troopers traded favors and drugs for sex with women stopped by police, used police barracks and cruisers for other pairings, and harassed female troopers. Off-duty troopers were accused of domestic abuse, sexual hijinks, and frequenting prostitutes. Here's the real shocker, though: Out of all these cases - 118 complaints of sexual misconduct filed against state troopers in recent years - not one resulted in a trooper getting fired.
April 9, 2013
TRENTON - Rutgers officials are scrutinizing practice videos of all sports to see if any coach engaged in behavior like the type that cost men's basketball coach Mike Rice his job, the university president announced Monday. The inquiry into Rice and how university officials responded is also going deeper as the school announced that it plans to hire a consultant to conduct an independent review. University president Robert Barchi, speaking Monday during a town-hall meeting on the school's Newark campus, said he wants any instances of bullying or homophobic language to be reported immediately.
May 22, 2014
Tourism review With almost 40 million visitors to the region in 2013 supporting 90,000 jobs and generating $636 million in taxes, a thriving tourism industry should have an independent review as part of a financial checkup ("Visitor groups need revisiting," May 19). The Inquirer's editorial suggested our office conduct an independent review of Philadelphia's two major tourism groups, Visit Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. We recognize the importance of analyzing the impact that these two agencies have on our city to produce tourism dollars, and through our financial and policy unit, we will conduct a study of these revenues and ascertain whether a distinct return on investment can be produced between the two agencies.
January 24, 2013 |
HONOLULU - A Coast Guardsman who disappeared more than three months ago and showed up at his home over the weekend was in military custody at Pearl Harbor on Wednesday after being released from the hospital. Tripler Army Medical Center medically cleared and released Petty Officer First Class Russell Matthews on Tuesday night, Coast Guard spokesman Chief Warrant Officer Gene Maestas said. When Matthews, 36, vanished in October, he was in the process of being discharged from the Coast Guard for illegal use of marijuana, Maestas said.
November 30, 1995
The corruption probe and the 39th District scandal have turned 1995 into a mean season for the men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department. Nine officers have gone to jail for misconduct, 60 convictions have been overturned and 1,400 arrests are under review. As federal and local investigations continue, suspicion lingers, further eroding police credibility. In this uncertain atmosphere, an independent review of how the criminal justice system failed makes sense, to expose deeper problems that allowed police misconduct to flourish.
December 26, 2012 |
After two previous deadline extensions, this time they really mean it. If you were targeted for foreclosure during 2009 or 2010 by one of 27 banks or mortgage servicers whose practices raised concern among federal regulators, you have only until Monday - Dec. 31 - to request a free, independent review of what happened. The review could lead to compensation, from as little as $500 for improper fees to as much as $125,000 plus lost equity for the most egregious mistakes or improprieties, said Bryan Hubbard, a spokesman for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, one of two federal banking agencies that ordered the reviews.
November 25, 1996 |
Supervisors have approved an independent review of the Police Department that they hope will tell them whether they need to add officers. The $32,550 study, approved by the supervisors last week, will review the structure of the department and make recommendations in areas such as community-based policing and patrol deployment. Maryland-based David M. Griffith & Associates will conduct the study. "It's going to be a good way to evaluate the operation," Township Manager Jim Dillon said.
June 19, 1986 |
City Council President Joseph E. Coleman yesterday named a nine-member panel to review the city Home Rule Charter and recommend changes to Council. In answer to criticism that the group will be subject to Council's whims, Coleman said that after a long, difficult search, he had put together a group of mostly jurists and educators that will do a thorough and independent review of the city's basic law. Chairing the committee will be Edward G. Bauer Jr., a vice president of the Philadelphia Electric Co. Temple University vice president H. Patrick Swygert will serve as co-chairman.
November 17, 2010 |
The state board responsible for oversight of city finances has agreed to sponsor a comprehensive study of the Philadelphia Fire Department, to provide an independent view of its current and future operations. The study will be conducted by a yet-to-be-chosen consulting firm at an estimated cost of $300,000 to $450,000. The study is intended to shed more light on the department's operations and perhaps reduce some of the heat between the Nutter administration and the city firefighters union, which have been fighting over budget cuts since Nutter took office nearly three years ago. The board of PICA, the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, voted unanimously yesterday to develop parameters for an independent review of the department and incorporate them into a request for proposals, or RFP, from consulting firms interested in the contract.
November 24, 1991 |
Nelli Monaco waved his ronca - an Italian machete - and pointed at the lazy creek behind Pennsauken's Golfview Drive. "This creek has flooded five times since I moved here in 1971," said Monaco, whipping the rusty blade through the air as his agitation grew. "The township is getting a whole bunch of money from the lease of the landfill. I want them to buy my home. " Three weeks ago, township officials agreed to buy three houses ruined by a July flood. Monaco maintains that they should buy others, including his. He also said he would sue the township to recover damages.