05/29/2013

Philly commish wants DOJ to examine use of force

Says there have been too many incidents, wants to ensure transparency to city's residents

By Sandy Bauers
The Philadephia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA  Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey has called for an independent U.S. Justice Department investigation into the use of deadly force by the department's officers.

"When you have as many as we've had, it gets people wondering if they were all justified," Ramsey said. "We've been looking at this issue since December. The Civil Rights Division of the DOJ knows and agrees this is a good course of action."

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