Body Cam Videos A Social Media Boon

OSSINING, NY – When Ossining police were called after a snake slithered under a resident’s stove early last week they responded and released the creature into a local park. In doing so, they also collected body camera footage that they later edited together and uploaded to YouTube. The resulting video — done with a dash […]

Embattled Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Pick Faces Tough Questions

Gov. Tom Wolf’s choice to lead the Pennsylvania State Police responded to a battery of questions Wednesday from Republican senators who, like the troopers’ union, want the Democratic governor to withdraw Col. Marcus Brown as his nominee, while a Democrat accused Brown’s detractors of opposing the integration of the overwhelmingly white force. The hour-long hearing […]

Atlantic City Firefighters Rally As Future Of Department Uncertain

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Exactly how many firefighters will cover Atlantic City — and how many could lose their jobs — remains a question. “Sign that grant,” chanted dozens of firefighters as they made a lap around City Hall during a mostly quiet rally to push for the city to apply for a federal grant […]

Philadelphia PD Focusing On Lack Of Black Recruits

PHILADELPHIA, PA &3150; DAVID FISHER was startled late last year when he ran into a class of Police Academy recruits. Of the 35 young people, he said, just one was African-American and the rest were white. In May, Fisher, a 29-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, had a similar experience when he happened upon […]