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July 17, 1998 | By George Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A federal magistrate judge set stringent bail conditions yesterday for a SEPTA police officer charged by New York authorities in a hostage-taking robbery allegedly orchestrated by Russian mobsters. Authorities allege that furs, jewelry and Rolex watches were taken during a home break-in in Brooklyn on May 13 and that the victims were later forced to pay an additional $40,000 in cash. The victims, identified only as the owners of a New York business, were gagged, handcuffed and had their faces covered with ski caps by two men who entered their home posing as police officers, according to a criminal complaint filed last week.
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January 5, 1992 | By Vyola P. Willson, Special to The Inquirer
Arthur E. McKeown, president of McKeown Construction Co. of West Chester, has been elected president of the 400-member Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware Counties for 1992. He has been in the construction business for 20 years and serves as a director of the Pennsylvania Builders Association and the National Association for Home Builders. Raymond Iacobucci of Glen Mills has been elected treasurer. He is a principal of the Iacobucci Organization, a single- and multi-family home construction company.
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February 13, 1986 | By Ruth Tallmadge, Special to The Inquirer
The Willistown Board of Supervisors has honored township police Officer Kenneth "Skip" Elder, 33, with the 1985 Officer of the Year award. Elder was chosen for the honor by his fellow police officers. The award and an accompanying check were presented to him at Tuesday's meeting of the supervisors. Police Chief Robert Valyo said the award was presented to the officer "who displayed the most outstanding performance of his duties for the year. " Valyo said Elder "is self-motivated and does follow-ups himself.
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August 17, 1989 | By Jeff McGaw, Special to The Inquirer
The Hatboro Civil Service Commission heard three hours of testimony by prosecution witnesses during a closed hearing Monday night as the panel considers the fate of a former Hatboro police officer, according to borough solicitor Andrian Meyer. The ex-officer, Robert A. Ottey Jr., was accused of improper conduct and dismissed from the police force. He is appealing his dismissal. Ottey was arrested in January and charged with drunken driving after his pickup truck struck two parked cars and rolled over.
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December 11, 1990 | By Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
An off-duty correctional officer was arrested last night after he allegedly pistol-whipped a Frankford man near the victim's house, police said. Jose Negron, 26, was on Frankford Avenue near Fillmore Street about 7 p.m. when he was attacked by the officer, Timothy Wilson, 33, police said. The altercation apparently grew out of a conflict between the two men about a month ago. Police said Negron, of Fillmore Street near Frankford Avenue, was struck at least twice on the head with a handgun during the incident.
NEWS
October 5, 1989 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
If a rule isn't written, can anyone follow it? It depends on whom you talk to in Jenkintown. The lines were drawn during a Jenkintown Civil Service Commission hearing Tuesday for officer John Capresecco, who was demoted from sergeant by the Borough Council because he failed to report to Police Chief James Lavin that his service revolver had been fired and that he had lost his identification card and personal badge. Capresecco appealed the demotion to the commission. After three hours of testimony from him and other police officials, the three-member commission said it would send its decision by mail to the officer and borough in 30 days.
NEWS
May 24, 1987
Under a rainy sky, the casket of Pennsauken Patrolman William Brey is carried to a grave at Bethel Memorial Park. Brey, 32, was stabbed to death May 15 while answering a complaint about rowdy teenagers. Steven Amos, 17, of Pennsauken, has been charged with killing Brey, who wounded Amos and fatally shot Amos' brother, Richard, 15, before dying. Hundreds of police officers attended the funeral Wednesday in Cherry Hill.
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February 6, 1993 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On the day after Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Neal said that a sergeant who faces manslaughter charges would be dismissed, officials learned that the officer apparently will retire before that can occur. Neal said Thursday that Sgt. Anthony Brasten would be given a notice of intention to suspend for 30 days with the intention of dismissal. Yesterday, however, police officials learned that Brasten's attorney, Mark Gottlieb, "has indicated that his client wishes to exercise his right to retire, and we will permit it," said Sgt. R.E. Theresa Young, police spokeswoman.
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October 28, 1987 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
A former Philadelphia police officer was charged with murder yesterday after the death of a man he allegedly had beaten unconscious while off-duty nearly six months ago. Detectives said that the former officer, Oscar Coor, 41, who was fired as a result of the incident, surrendered yesterday afternoon to homicide detectives at the office of his attorney in Center City. Coor, of the 5800 block of Pentridge Street in Southwest Philadelphia, had been charged with simple and aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in the case.
NEWS
June 29, 1989 | By Joshua Klein, Special to The Inquirer
Development has spread throughout Willistown Township, making it difficult for the 12-man police force to patrol its entire jurisdiction. To help alleviate that problem, Robert Klinger was sworn in Tuesday night at the supervisors' meeting as the township's 13th officer. "With the growth that has taken place and increasing requests for service we felt for some time we could stand to hire an additional man," Police Chief Charles Bennett said. He said his officers had concentrated their patrols in the north and northeast portions of the township, but development in the middle and southern ends had forced more spread-out coverage.
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July 23, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
SUPPORTERS OF TYREE Carroll gathered in East Germantown last night to send a message about policing methods, demanding identification of the dozen or more officers involved in the 22-year-old's controversial April arrest. Chief Inspector Myron Patterson and Capt. Sekou Kinebrew from the Philadelphia Police Department's 14th District heard concerns from residents at district headquarters on Haines Street near Germantown Avenue. About 40 residents attended the district's monthly community meeting, mostly to ask for release of the names of the officers involved in Carroll's arrest on a drug-possession charge.
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July 23, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four Israeli companies plan to open offices in Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter said Tuesday, following his return from a three-day business visit to Tel Aviv. The trip was a continuation of a trade mission in November 2013 and this time included a stop in Frankfurt, Germany. Nutter signed a sister-city agreement with Frankfurt - Philadelphia's first in 23 years - before traveling to Tel Aviv, which has been a sister city to Philadelphia since 1967 and is also a sister city to Frankfurt.
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July 20, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
MORE THAN a week after video of Tyree Carroll's controversial April arrest surfaced on YouTube, family, lawyers and neighbors rallied yesterday outside the Police Administration Building to call for his release from prison. Carroll, 22, was arrested near his grandmother's East Germantown home surrounded by at least a dozen officers, some of whom are seen in the video kicking and punching Carroll as he lay on the ground. At the rally, grandmother Nancy Carroll spoke from her wheelchair, as Tyree's niece shielded the woman's face from the hot sun with a "#JusticeForTyree" poster.
NEWS
July 19, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden County Police officers have been required to work on their days off in recent weeks, stirring concern among the rank and file about burnout in a department already coping with high turnover. Chief Scott Thomson said the directive was issued after an officer was shot at and hit by a bullet fragment July 1, an incident that prompted an intense manhunt. Off-duty officers now must call their sergeants to see if they are needed to come in on overtime. The officers call in on a rotating schedule.
NEWS
July 19, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The family of Tyree Carroll, the Germantown man whose violent April arrest was captured on video, demanded Friday that the Police Department fire the officers involved. Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said that won't happen while the department investigates the incident - "Officers are entitled to due process like everyone else" - but that he was taking the case seriously. Carroll's case came to attention this month when a video of his arrest surfaced on YouTube. In the video, Carroll can be seen bent double with two officers attempting to handcuff him, one of whom then punches and kicks him. As more officers arrive and surround him, he is punched and kicked again, and at one point an officer yells, "You're getting the [expletive]
NEWS
July 19, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police shot and critically wounded a man allegedly armed with a handgun Friday evening in North Philadelphia, a department spokesman said. Around 7 p.m., a uniformed officer in a marked police vehicle responded to a report of a person with a gun at Eighth and Green Streets, said Lt. John Stanford, the spokesman. The officer located the suspect at Eighth and Fairmount Avenue. Stanford said the man, described as in his 30s, had a gun in his waistband. The officer ordered the man several times to raise his hands, Stanford said.
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July 18, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police officers for the Delaware River Port Authority have a new labor contract, six years after the last one expired, but they are still waiting for most of their back pay. The new pact, awarded by an arbitrator after negotiations failed, provides for an average 1.77 percent annual pay increase over the life of the contract, from 2010 through 2017. The 131 patrol officers, sergeants, and corporals, whose last contract expired Dec. 31, 2009, had been seeking a 3.75 percent raise for each year.
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July 17, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
WHEN RONALD Bryant retired from the Philadelphia Police Department after 28 years, he didn't want to be a greeter at Walmart or be stacking boxes at a grocery store. He wanted to do what he knows best: protect and serve. Last month Bryant, 55, joined the SEPTA Transit Police as a member of the department's second batch of "lateral transfers" - trained law-enforcement officials who swap gigs at other departments for a chance to watch over the city's mass-transit system - that the agency is trying to recruit.
NEWS
July 16, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the weeks dragged on, Officer Robert Penn was growing more and more frustrated. The Philadelphia Police Department, he thought, was dragging its feet in the investigation into whoever had shot him through a shoulder in his driveway on March 2, 2014. For weeks, the department had maintained that leads in the case were few. But investigators say Penn, without any proof, had formulated a theory: His wife was behind it. Jennifer Penn, also a police officer, has never been connected to the case.
NEWS
July 15, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harry K. Stinger Jr., 84, of Chestnut Hill, the voice of the Dad Vail Regatta for 26 years, died Sunday, July 5, of congestive heart failure at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown. Mr. Stinger was press officer for the regatta from 1987 through 2013. He earned the respect of journalists with his clear, accurate information, and enjoyed coaching many a reporter on the basics of rowing. "He just loved it," said his wife, Mary Louise Hanrahan Stinger. "He was such a people person. " An only child, born in Yeadon, Mr. Stinger had three loves in life - his Catholic faith, his family, and St. Joseph's Preparatory School.
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