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April 19, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police have found the car that killed a 2-year-old boy in a hit-and-run accident in Fairhill, police said Friday. The car, a 2006 white Infiniti, was dropped off at the 19th District in West Philadelphia early Friday, police said. Capt. John Wilczynski of the department's accident investigation unit said a couple brought the car to the station and were cooperating with police. They are not suspects in the crash that killed 2-year-old David Alicea and injured his mother, Josephine Rivera, he said.
NEWS
April 2, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three months after a Franklin Township police car fatally struck a 10-year-old boy, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office issued a directive Tuesday requiring officers to use warning lights and sirens when their vehicles surpass speed limits by 20 m.p.h. or more. Local police departments may impose more stringent policies, but the 20 m.p.h. clause provides a "ceiling" for officers during police responses, Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton said. The prosecutor's office, which undertook its policy review after the Dec. 28 accident that killed Matthew McCloskey as he crossed Delsea Drive in Franklin, also established three countywide categories of police responses for the county.
NEWS
March 31, 2015 | By Sarai Flores, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 31, 2015 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
EVERYONE HAS that friend or co-worker, the eternally grateful person who's just happy to be alive - and can make you feel the same way by their sheer proximity. For first responders in eastern Delaware County, that guy was 26-year-old Mark Hudson, a part-time police officer in Darby Borough for the past four years and a volunteer firefighter in Yeadon since he was a teenager. In fact, Hudson said as much on his Facebook page just two months ago. "Everyday above ground is a great day," Hudson wrote in a January status update that made its way around the Internet again yesterday.
NEWS
March 9, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A FEDERAL JURY yesterday found in favor of a police officer who had arrested a photojournalism student in Rittenhouse Square. Officer George Gaspar Jr. had been sued by Coulter Loeb, who was a student at the University of Cincinnati and who was visiting Philadelphia in summer 2011. The panel of seven jurors deliberated for about an hour before reaching its verdict, finding there was probable cause for Loeb's arrest on a summary charge of disorderly conduct. "We're very thankful for the jury's verdict in the case," Deputy City Solicitor Amanda Shoffel, one of two attorneys in the city Law Department who represented Gaspar, said afterward.
NEWS
March 6, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
COULTER LOEB was in Rittenhouse Square in July 2011 photographing two cops talking to a couple of "transients" - a man and woman who appeared homeless or were camping out. Moments later, as Officer George Gaspar Jr. was escorting the woman out of the park, Loeb, then a 23-year-old photojournalism student at the University of Cincinnati, asked Gaspar if he could take a portrait of the woman. Loeb, 27, testified yesterday on the first day of his federal civil trial against Gaspar that the cop said, "No, you have to wait until my business is finished.
SPORTS
February 19, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nate Allen spent Tuesday trying to clear his name after he was detained and questioned by police in Fort Myers, Fla., on Monday. The Eagles safety said a woman mistakenly accused him of exposing himself. Allen, 27, was released and not charged after spending more than four hours in a holding cell. A Fort Myers police spokesman, Lt. Victor Medico, released a statement Tuesday. "The Nate Allen investigation remains active," the statement said. "Allen is no longer in police custody and has not been charged with a crime at this time.
NEWS
February 6, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
TWO COPS accused of brutally beating a man in North Philly two years ago with fists and a baton as he writhed, bleeding and wailing in pain, were arrested yesterday and charged with aggravated assault and related offenses. Officers Sean McKnight, 30, and Kevin Robinson, 26, allegedly lied about what happened, pretending they were the ones who were attacked that night, District Attorney Seth Williams said at a news conference. Their lies triggered the arrest of Najee Rivera, then 21, who was charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest, Williams said.
NEWS
February 6, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Officers acted appropriately when they questioned men shoveling snow in Lower Merion last week, the township's police superintendent said at a public meeting Wednesday. Police stopped five men for going door to door offering to shovel for money after a snowstorm Jan. 27, Superintendent Michael McGrath said in a report released at the meeting. The men were violating a township ordinance that regulates door-to-door solicitations, he said, and police had reasonable suspicion to talk to them.
NEWS
January 3, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Their hands cupping candles, children and adults gathered Thursday night near a pitcher's mound on a baseball field in Franklin Township to pay tribute to the life of Matthew McCloskey. Family, friends, and community members held vigil on the field where Matthew, 10, played his last game, in June, with his team, the Orioles. They told of his infectious smile, caring nature, and adventurous personality. "We're just trying to heal," said Susan Cleary, 49, of Franklin Township. Matthew, a fifth grader at Caroline L. Reutter School, was killed Sunday night as he attempted to cross Delsea Drive (Route 47)
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