Quadim Bass, of the 1600 block of N. 57th Street, had told police the child had fallen down stairs. The Medical Examiner ruled otherwise and classified the death as a homicide.
Capt. James Clark says he believes he is being transferred because the unit's clearance rate - the number of cases cleared by arrest or other means - has declined steadily.
Prosecutors have accused Javine Barrett, 24, of beating his 3-month old son to death inside their North Philadelphia home.
The incident happened at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. Authorities did not identify the victim, but said he was pronounced dead at 12:35 p.m.
The child was treated for an accidental overdose at Chestnut Hill Hospital, while a 35-year-old man was in custody and facing charges.
Surveillance video, witness interviews, and ballistics tests on the bullet removed from 18-year-old Bianca Roberson's skull all contributed to the arrest of David Desper, 28, of Trainer, Delaware County.
The suspected shooter was arrested a few blocks away when he broke into a house and lost a fight with the homeowner.
Detectives were continuing to search for clues in the slaying of Debra Gulliver, who was killed in Reyburn Park on Saturday.
Police found the victim, Deanna Marie Scordo, suffering from several gunshot wounds inside her home on the 700 block of Bairdmore Avenue around 3:49 a.m.
The support is if nothing else a symbolic boost for Krasner, a career defense attorney who has sparred with the local police union.
Shots were fired on the 700 block of Arch Street around 2:37 a.m., leaving a 29-year-old man dead and another man, 25, wounded.
Three weeks after the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office agreed to vacate Shaurn Thomas' 1993 murder conviction due to problematic evidence, prosecutors said they would not seek to try his case again.
A 46-year-old man allegedly stabbed the Wawa manager twice in the left arm
Both killings remain under investigation, with the motives unknown and no arrests made.
The boy was found without a pulse on the second floor of a home with bruises and signs of sexual assault.
The man accused of stabbing City Councilman David Oh last week during a botched robbery attempt was charged Sunday with attempted murder, aggravated...
The victims included an 18-year-old man shot in the back, and two men in their 20s who were shot dead in separate incidents in West Philadelphia.
The 57-year-old councilman hoped to be released from Penn Presbyterian Hospital later Thursday.
Shaurn Thomas, 43, was exonerated Tuesday morning after the District Attorney’s Office agreed with his lawyers that the evidence against him did not support his 1993 conviction for a 1990 murder..
The pilot was the only person on board and he was uninjured, police said
Chris Palmer covers crime and law enforcement.