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Nearly 32 years ago, Rodney King’s savage beating by police in Los Angeles prompted heartfelt calls for change. They've been repeated in a ceaseless rhythm ever since, punctuated by the deaths of Amadou Diallo in New York, Oscar Grant in…
The Philadelphia Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police has filed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a city law banning officers from pulling over drivers for low-level offenses, saying the law illegally preempts existing state laws on traffic violations.
Investigators are looking into whether a 5-year-old who was playing with a lighter set a Christmas tree on fire, sparking a conflagration that killed 12 family members in a Philadelphia rowhome.
Philadelphia fire officials say two sisters and several of their children were among 12 people killed when a fire tore a rowhome that apparently had no working smoke detectors.
The blaze's cause was not determined, but officials shaken by the death toll — apparently the highest in a single fire in the city in at least a century — vowed to get to the bottom of it.
Experts say idleness caused by the COVID-19 pandemic shares the blame with easy access to guns and disputes that too often end with gunfire.
President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are calibrating how to address some of the same questions that roiled American cities — and the presidential campaign — earlier this year as they negotiate the 2020 end game.
About 500 people angered by the death of 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr. on Tuesday night marched to a police station, where they were met by officers with riot shields.
A lawyer says the family of a Black man who was killed under more than a dozen police-fired rounds in Philadelphia had called for an ambulance to get him help with a mental health crisis, not for police intervention.
Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism — but a number of Black law enforcement officers are speaking out against these endorsements, saying their concerns over…
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