Violence, high-profile cases put Philadelphia & its officers under scrutiny

By David Gambcorta
The Philadelphia Daily News

PHILADELPHIA - Criminals, critics, politicians, out-of-towners - just about everyone seemed to take aim at the Philadelphia Police Department in 2007.

It was a trying year, underscored with the sadness of Officer Chuck Cassidy's murder. Cassidy, a 25-year veteran, was gunned down when he interrupted a robbery at a West Oa...
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