New Pennsylvania Legislation and Philadelphia Ordinance Amendment Tackle Pardoned Convictions, Expunged Records, and Negligent Hiring Liability

Pennsylvania and Philadelphia recently enacted changes that impact employer criminal background screening. State Law Enacted on December 14, 2023, and effective February 12, 2024, Pennsylvania’s House Bill No. 689 amends…

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Philadelphia Youth Diversion Program Yields Major Drop in School-Based Arrests

Despite a national increase in youth arrests associated with school incidents, Philadelphia’s Police School Diversion Program, launched in 2014, has decreased the number of youth arrests from nearly 1,600 in…

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1 Killed in Stabbing at Macy’s in Philadelphia

A man was arrested after fleeing the store on the subway, the authorities said. It was unclear what led to the stabbing, in which at least one other person was…

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Inmate Becomes Fourth Person to Escape Philadelphia Jail This Year

The fourth person to break out of a city jail this year in Philadelphia escaped from the city’s industrial Correctional Center, Ellie Rushing and Chris Palmer report for the Philadelphia…

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Philadelphia Man Settles Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit for $9.1 Million

A Philadelphia man who was wrongfully convicted of the 1988 slaying of 4-year-old Barbara Jean Horn, and later exonerated after spending 28 years in prison, has agreed to a $9.1…

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Philadelphia Judge Reinstates All Charges Against Police Officer Who Killed Eddie Irizarry

A Philadelphia judge has reinstated all charges against former Philadelphia police officer Mark Dial for the shooting death of Eddie Irizarry when they stopped him on August 14 for driving…

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Philadelphia Airport Shooting Kills Police Officer

A Philadelphia police officer was fatally shot and another injured on their way to work Thursday night when they confronted people breaking into a vehicle in a parking garage at…

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Dozens Arrested and Charged for Flash-Mob Style Lootings in Philadelphia

At least 52 people were arrested and face criminal charges in Philadelphia after engaging in a series of cooperative flash-mob style lootings of a variety of retail stores, reports the…

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Maxime Crépeau earns another clean sheet as LAFC and Philadelphia play to a scoreless draw – Press Enterprise

CHESTER, Pa. — Maxime Crépeau earned his second clean sheet in three days as LAFC and the Philadelphia Union played to a scoreless draw on Saturday night. Crépeau is the…

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14th Annual Naked Bike Ride Takes Over Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of people in various states of dress ― or undress – set out Saturday for a ride through some of Philadelphia’s main streets and sights for…

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Video Shows Man Shot by Philadelphia Officer Did Not Lunge as Police Said

The initial account on Monday afternoon of how a Philadelphia police officer had fatally shot a 27-year-old man was straightforward: After a brief car chase, a man wielding a knife…

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