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Council To Hold Hearings on Police Conduct

City Council today approved a resolution to hold hearings on police conduct. Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller, who introduced the legislation, said she was motivated by some recent reports of police abuse.

Council To Hold Hearings on Police Conduct

City Council today approved a resolution to hold hearings on police conduct. Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller, who introduced the legislation, said she was motivated by some recent reports of police abuse.

“We want to get to the bottom of this,” said Miller.

One incident Miller cited was the September confrontation in West Philadelphia between Askia Sabur and police. On a video posted on YouTube, cops are seen whacking Sabur in the head outside a Chinese restaurant on Sept. 3. Sabur was left with a fractured left arm, a head gash and a sore back. He was charged with assaulting two officers.
 

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