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Philly Police to begin publicly releasing names of officers who fire their weapons

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey reportedly ordered the policy change in a department-wide memo.
PPD Commissioner Charles RamseyCharles Mostoller/Metro file photo

Philadelphia City Paper revealedtoday that the Philadelphia Police Department will begin to release the names of police officers involved in shootingsto the public within 72 hours, according to a new policy memo.

From City Paper:

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, in a memo sent yesterday to the Philadlephia Police Department's commanding officers (which City Paper has obtained), announced that the department will immediately begin disclosing the names of officers who discharge their firearms in Officer-Involved Shootings "within seventy-two (72) hours of the incident."

According to the memo, the decision "is in keeping with recommendations" from the Department of Justice's Collaborative Reform and Presidential Task Force reports

Read the rest at PhiladelphiaCity Paper.

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