The announcement yesterday on whether Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey would stay in Philadelphia was a big one. Even for those who don’t like Ramsey, there must have been the sense that, should he leave, there was always the chance things could get worse.
Others, though, were hoping beyond hope Ramsey would stay.
After writing yesterday that Nutter should do all he could to keep Ramsey around, Daily News columnist Buzz Bissinger rejoiced when he heard the news: Ramsey will stay. And he’ll get a $60,000 raise.
Nutter’s work to keep the top cop in Philadelphia is the mayor’s “defining moment,” Bissinger wrote in today’s column. The mayor is finally a mayor. And Ramsey admits he’s been won over:
“Chicago may be my hometown,” he wrote in a statement to the department, “but Philadelphia is now the city I call home.”
Feed the Feed: What’s your take on Nutter’s role in Ramsey’s decision to stay?