A day after the Liberian immigrant community came together to mourn their losses in the fatal Gesner Street fire, many of those same Liberians came to the Criminal Justice Center to support two unlikely defendants accused of forcing two elderly women to withdraw large sums from their bank accounts.
A man who forced a runaway 9th-grader into working as a prostitute and later tried to train an apprentice trafficker from prison was sentenced today to 17 to 34 years in prison, the office of D.A. Seth Williams announced.
Prosecutors say that Israel Baca-Hernandez, 31, was fatally stabbed around 3 a.m. on May 4 at a Kensington restaurant known as Laberintos de Pasion for kissing a woman who was with a rival group of men.
A seven-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department surrendered to Internal Affairs today on multiple allegations of initiating fights between teenagers including her children and allegedly herself striking a teenage girl in the face.
An investigatory grand jury of 36 men and women will review the evidence from a controversial undercover sting that reportedly reveals at least five instances of local public servants illegally accepting gifts or bribes, D.A. Seth Williams announced today.