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South Philly police captain removed after Columbus statue protests, amid larger shakeup

PPD Capt. Louis Campione was caught on camera arguing with a man taping the protests and drew criticism over other videos showing a group of armed neighbors assaulting protestors.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY and Max Marin/WHYY

Philly border fight: How a ‘secret’ working-class neighborhood built its own wall

Yali Perez worries about her son Ian playing outside with other kids near their home in Bridesburg. On paper, the neighborhood is safe. But Yali says racial animosity here can escalate things from bad to worse to seemingly irreparable.

By Max Marin/WHYY

Supervised injection at Prevention Point? Ahead of major ruling, Safehouse lacks location and funding

Safehouse, the nonprofit behind Philadelphia’s proposed supervised injection facility, is waiting on a federal judge to determine whether it’s legal to open the first medical site of its kind in the U.S.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY and Max Marin/WHYY


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.  

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY and Max Marin/WHYY

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