Amid a violent month, Philly gets a new police commissioner

By Marcia Gelbart and Patrick Kerkstra
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Related: P1 Report - A violent month in the city of Brotherly Love

PHILADELPHIA Against a backdrop of relentless and unsettling violence in the city, Mayor-elect Michael Nutter yesterday named former Washington Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey as Philadelphia's next police commissioner.

Ramsey oversaw a significant drop in crime and murders in the nation's capital, and Nutter made it clear that would be his mandate here as well.

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