Saturday, August 1, 2015

Cops under review

Mayor Nutter just said that he has asked Police Commissioner Ramsey to review the department's policy on the use of force.

"I've asked Commissioner Ramsey to do a complete review and come back to me with recommendations on our use of f

Cops under review

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Mayor Nutter just said that he has asked Police Commissioner Ramsey to review the department's policy on the use of force.

"I've asked Commissioner Ramsey to do a complete review and come back to me with recommendations on our use of force in the city," Nutter said.

Nutter said he asked for the review after cops accidentally shot and killed a man at a New Year's Eve house party. He said the recommendations will be included in Ramsey's crime plan, which is due at the end of the month.

Since the New Year's Eve incident there has been another police shooting. Two men were shot dead by police a week ago -- one of them was the great-nephew of former mayor W. Wilson Goode. 

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