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DA: Philly police sat on 37,000 untested drug samples, prosecutions in ‘crisis’ mode

Officials have known for well over a year that the PPD’s Office of Forensic Science, located at 8th and Poplar streets, couldn’t handle a workload that has grown as the city battles a fierce opioid crisis, along with other drug problems. But the untested samples now number more than 37,000, according to internal documents.  

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Philly’s female cops sue police department over civil rights abuses every other month, records show

Former Philadelphia Police Officer Christa Hayburn said sexism is baked into the very marrow of the department.

By Max Marin/WHYY, Ryan Briggs/WHYY and Nina Feldman/WHYY

Philly’s first woman police commissioner brings distinguished career — and disciplinary record

Mayor cites Christine M. Coulter's diverse experience in patrol operations, narcotics intelligence, and investigations.
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