Updated: To include additional information
Nearly three weeks after the shooting death of Police Officer Moses Walker Jr., the city has determined the slain cop was on-duty and will pay a portion of the funeral costs plus benefits.
The city had been reviewing whether Walker, who was not in uniform and gunned down on a North Philly street moments after finishing a shift at the 22nd Police District on Aug. 18, was actually on-duty. John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police argued that he was, adding that Walker pulled his gun. The city agreed.
"Officer Walker was operating under the finest traditions of the Philadelphia Police Department," said Mayoral spokesman Mark McDonald. "His actions were consistent with his role as a police officer and it was determined that he was on-duty and the city is honoring his service."