April 9, 1992 |
A federal jury yesterday awarded $2.6 million in damages to a Germantown man who was shot in the back by an off-duty Philadelphia police officer in 1988 and paralyzed from the waist down. Lawyers for the victim argued that deficient training and policies of the Police Department made the city responsible for the shooting. The civil lawsuit accused the former officer and the city of violating the victim's civil rights - through assault and battery and the use of excessive force.
January 25, 2013 |
Craig Price, 62, of Ambler, a retired SEPTA Transit Police officer who acted as patrolman, detective, and then trainer during 30 years on the job, died of pneumonia Friday, Jan. 18, at Fox Subacute at Clara Burke. He had been paralyzed since falling down a flight of stairs in October. A graduate of West Philadelphia High School and Temple University Police Academy, he joined the SEPTA Transit Police Department in 1982 and retired last year with the rank of sergeant. Sgt. Price began as a patrolman when crime was plaguing the subway system.
April 30, 2012
Authorities in Delaware are investigating the shooting death late Saturday of a burglary suspect confronted by police in a vacant Wilmington store. Police said an officer on patrol spotted someone entering the store late Saturday and followed the suspect inside. Master Sgt. Paul E. Reutter said the suspect did not heed commands by the unidentified officer and fled into a basement, where he attacked the officer. Reutter said the officer shot the suspect after nonlethal attempts to stop the assault were unsuccessful.
July 22, 2011 |
A plainclothes police officer shot and critically wounded a man who had wrestled away another officer's gun during a struggle in South Philadelphia early yesterday, police said. Lt. Ray Evers, a police spokesman, said that about 3 a.m. two plainclothes officers in a car spotted a man later identified as Cosmo Menniti, 29, casing cars in the area of 12th and Wolf streets. The officers followed Menniti to Warnock Street near Wolf, where one officer got out of the car while the other circled the block, Evers said.
August 5, 1998 |
A Philadelphia Highway Patrol officer was in stable condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center late last night after accidentally shooting himself in the head, police said. Authorities said the officer, who was not identified, was in a patrol car with his partner at Broad Street and Godfrey Avenue in the Fern Rock section of the city when a pistol discharged about 9:43 p.m. The officer, a six-year veteran of the force, suffered a graze wound to the head in the shooting. The officer's partner drove him to the hospital, police said.
March 25, 2013
A 27-year-old Camden man was arrested Thursday in Gloucester Township after assaulting an officer, police said. Haneef Anderson was stopped for a traffic violation in the Highland High School parking lot and was being arrested when he hit the officer in the face and fled into the woods, police said. While running, he tossed what police later determined to be illegal drugs, authorities said. When caught, he was also in possession of prescription pills, they said. He was charged with aggravated assault of an officer, attempting to destroy evidence, drug possession, and related offenses.
July 20, 2012
A 27-year-old Norristown man surrendered to Philadelphia police Thursday evening in connection with an incident in which an officer was injured when he was dragged by the man's truck. Christopher Stegall was identified by police as the driver of the Ford F-150 that was stopped Tuesday night at Fourth Street and Olney Avenue by two 25th District officers. During the traffic stop, Stegall allegedly acted suspiciously and was ordered out of the truck. Stegall instead took off, dragging one of the officers an entire block and then speeding off, police said.
February 18, 2008
A Philadelphia Housing Authority officer was shot in Germantown late last night. According to initial reports, the officer was sitting in a security booth in the Queen Lane Apartments, 301 W. Queen Lane, when he was shot in the hip around 10 p.m. The bullet appeared to hit just below his bulletproof vest. The officer, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was in critical but stable condition, according to police reports. The rifle used in the shooting and a backpack allegedly belonging to the shooter were recovered near the apartment complex, according to television reports.
December 23, 2006 |
A foot chase down a darkened alley in North Camden late yesterday came to an abrupt halt when a man being pursued by police fired at the officers, striking one in both legs, authorities said. The officer was taken to Cooper University Hospital and treated for bullet wounds to his legs, said Arturo Venegas, Camden Police Department executive. The officer's name and condition were withheld last night, but Venegas said there was no damage to the officer's bones or arteries. "He's fine," Venegas said at an outdoor news conference in the rain.
May 22, 1991 |
A federal grand jury has subpoenaed extensive records from Philadelphia's 26th Police District in connection with the investigation of a recently retired officer who is suspected of shaking down local drug dealers, police sources said yesterday. The unidentified officer was filmed by a surveillance camera, sources said. He allegedly was taking money from dealers who, in return, gained freedom to sell drugs in the district, which includes Fishtown and parts of North Philadelphia and Kensington, the sources said.