Defense lawyers say Philly narcotics cops adopted an explicit policy and culture of altering and destroying evidence, hiding witnesses and suspects, and fabricating paperwork to coerce people into acting as confidential informants.
City officials recently blamed a clerical error, in part, for allowing a friend of Councilman Kenyatta Johnson to secure two city-owned lots this summer without bidding and then flip them for a cool $165,000 profit. But records show that city officials also mischaracterized a previous sale to...
A childhood friend of Councilman Kenyatta Johnson managed to leapfrog other developers — again — and make a quick $165,000 by flipping two city-owned lots in Point Breeze. City regulations are supposed to prohibit precisely those types of transactions.
The Philadelphia Police officers' union is suing Mayor Kenney, District Attorney Larry Krasner, and Police Commissioner Richard Ross, claiming that a "Do Not Call List" maintained by Krasner to keep tainted cops from testifying in court damages the reputations of those on the list.