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December 13, 2005 | By Mark Fazlollah INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Worried about possible leaks to the media, the commander of the Philadelphia Police Department's Internal Affairs Division secretly installed a hidden video camera in her office. Inspector William Colarulo, a police spokesman, said yesterday that Deputy Commissioner Charlotte Council "didn't suspect anyone in particular" when she ordered the camera installed in her third-floor office at Police Headquarters at Eighth and Race Streets. Colarulo said Council, whose office is across the hall from Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson's suite, did not tell Johnson about the device.
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August 5, 1993 | By Daniel Rubin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John Keosaian, 80, felt his neighbor was not being helpful enough, police say, so he got his attention with a gun. Keosaian, a short, stocky landlord from East Falls, owned two parking lots next to the Fraternal Order of Police office on Spring Garden Street. He rented them to Kinney Parking Systems, but the lease was up and Kinney wanted a break on the price. So Keosaian turned to Francis X. Duffy, 52, a certified public accountant who leased the cream stucco office building with black shutters next to Keosaian's home on Kelly Drive, across from the Falls Bridge.
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July 18, 1991 | by Mark McDonald, Daily News Staff Writer
Joseph C. Hartdegen, a former Traffic Court security guard, has been arrested in connection with a ticket-fixing scheme. Police spokesman Ed Tenuto said Hartdegen, 24, was arrested Monday afternoon after the district attorney's office approved the warrant. Hartdegen was charged with theft, attempted theft, tampering with public records, tampering with evidence, and impersonating a public servant. Court sources said the investigation centers on tickets from each police district that were gathered in locked canvas bags and stored in a hallway outside the police office in Traffic Court.
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November 11, 2002
JANUARY will mark my third year as a teacher in the Philadelphia School District, and as each day passes, I am thankful to be alive. Violence has become almost an everyday part of my teaching career. I see people "slap-boxing," tackling each other in the halls and "gang fights" where two or three people fight and 200 others watch. They happen in the stairwells and lunchroom on almost a daily basis. I am tired of watching it. On Halloween, myself and two other teachers were called on to help with a hall sweep.
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February 1, 1992 | By Dianna Marder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Camden City police officer was indicted yesterday by a Camden County grand jury on charges of attempted murder in a case involving a woman who accused him of picking her up and agreeing to pay for sex, then beating and choking her. Louis Buffetta, 42, a 20-year veteran of the force, had been suspended without pay after the alleged Nov. 3, 1991, incident at the Fraternal Order of Police office in Camden. The officer has denied the charges. Camden County Prosecutor Edward F. Borden Jr. and other investigators said Buffetta, off duty and in street clothes, picked up Tamasa Mathis in the parking lot of the Stop & Shop Liquor Store on Thorndyke Street at Admiral Wilson Boulevard.
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June 23, 2012
Paraguay's leader ousted from post ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay - Paraguay's Senate voted to remove President Fernando Lugo from office on Friday in an impeachment trial, and the former priest said he would leave even though he considered his ouster a blow to democracy. After the five-hour trial, 39 senators dismissed the former Roman Catholic "bishop of the poor," while four senators voted against and two were absent. Based on the decision, Lugo was immediately replaced by Vice President Federico Franco.
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January 13, 1997 | By Matthew Dolan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
New Jersey Transit officials have been working on South Jersey's proposed light-rail line for many a livelong day. But starting this week, they're traveling along a different track. NJ Transit's Office of New Rail Construction has scheduled a series of local meetings in five municipalities in Burlington and Camden Counties to answer more individual questions about the controversial South Jersey Light Rail project. These gatherings will differ from the five presentation-style meetings held in December in Palmyra, Delran, Florence, Cinnaminson and Riverton.
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December 25, 2005 | By Adam Fifield INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson called an unusual news conference yesterday to release new details about a shoot-out last week that left a police office wounded and a suspected drug dealer dead, and to criticize media coverage of the case. "It disturbs me," Johnson said during the hastily called news conference, which was held on a day when many of the police brass were off for the long weekend. He was referring to coverage of the gun battle that he said implied police had assassinated the alleged drug dealer, Tyree Wallace.
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January 10, 2013 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writer
East Greenwich Township Mayor Fred Grant voted to lay off a part-time officer who law enforcement officials said helped arrest him on drunken-driving and speeding charges in July, a move denounced Wednesday by the police chief as a conflict of interest. Grant was driving 91 m.p.h. in a 45-m.p.h. zone on Kings Highway in the Gloucester County township July 31, according to police, and was charged with driving under the influence. "I don't feel the mayor should be able to discuss personnel issues or budgetary issues with police when he has a pending DWI case in town.
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July 8, 1991 | By Rose Simmons, Inquirer Staff Writer
East Vincent Township is usually so quiet that when you drive past the golf course that abuts one of its main roads, you can hear the whack as players tee off. Its politics used to be that quiet, too. No longer. The forced resignation of East Vincent Township's police chief early this year has made some residents livid and has spurred talk of recalling at least one supervisor. The furor began in February, when James O. Cote resigned as chief, a job he'd held for two years.
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April 20, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
A man was arrested Monday in the wounding of a police officer who was shot less than 24 hours earlier in West Philadelphia while chasing a pair of would-be car thieves. Capt. James Clark, commander of the homicide unit, identified the suspect as Scott Griffin, 23, and said he was arrested by narcotics officers. A weapon was recovered, Clark said. He called the suspect a "dangerous individual" who had 14 prior arrests. Police Commissioner Richard Ross had said earlier that detectives had strong leads in the hunt for the alleged shooter and CLark said investigators had an idea where to find Griffin.
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April 19, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
A PHILADELPHIA police officer, identified as Officer James McCullough of the 18th District, was shot in the left thigh while chasing two suspects during a botched car theft on Sunday night in West Philadelphia. Investigators said McCullough, 24, was shot during the foot pursuit. After he was struck once in the leg, he managed to apply a tourniquet over his wound and kept pursuit of the suspects. McCullough remained in the hospital at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in stable condition with a flesh wound.
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April 19, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Police are still looking for the gunman who wounded a Philadelphia police officer Sunday night in West Philadelphia, Police Commissioner Richard Ross said Monday morning. Police took two people into custody after the shooting but Ross said neither of them was the suspect who shot Officer James McCullough in the left thigh while he was chasing two suspects during a botched car theft on Sunday in West Philadelphia. Investigators said McCullough, 24, was shot during the foot pursuit.
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April 18, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia police officer was involved in a crash with another driver early Saturday in West Philadelphia, authorities said. The crash occurred shortly before 2 a.m. at the intersection of 52nd Street and Wyalusing Avenue, a police dispatcher said. The dispatcher said she did not have information on the officer's condition, but 6abc reported that the officer was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and was expected to be fine. The news station said the 16th District officer was responding to a call for help from another officer who was dealing with an armed man. It said the driver of the other vehicle was not seriously hurt.
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April 14, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
Philadelphia police on Tuesday identified the off-duty officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old robbery suspect Saturday afternoon in the Fern Rock section. Erik Bullock, a 19-year veteran assigned to the department's Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit, saw an elderly person being robbed at gunpoint about 2:20 p.m. in the 5700 block of North Park Avenue, police said. Bullock ordered the suspect, Quron Williams, of the 4400 block of Morris Street in Germantown, to drop the gun, police said.
NEWS
April 11, 2016
An off-duty Philadelphia police officer shot and wounded a robbery suspect at T-Mobile store in the Ogontz section of the city Saturday afternoon, police said. The suspect was transported to Einstein Medical Center. The officer was not injured, police said. The police said the incident took place at about 2:26 p.m. near Broad and Chew Streets. This is a breaking news report. Check back for updates. -Tricia L. Nadolny  
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April 11, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
Gary Harrison was a rookie Philadelphia police officer when he was shot in the face while on duty in 1991. That night, he was visited in the hospital by then-Commissioner Willie Williams, and Officer Harrison told his boss, "Don't take me off the street," his brother recalled. Mr. Harrison, 50, maintained that dedication to policing for more than 25 years and was still active on the force when he suddenly fell ill Sunday, April 3, with pneumonia while on vacation in New Orleans.
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