With headlines showing a Philadelphia police officer stealing from a local business last week, Commissioner Charles Ramsey is ready to launch a new anti-corruption effort within the department.
As early as Monday August 2, the Philadelphia Police department could institute a new anti-corruption policy. Commissioner Charles Ramsey wants to root out those who are illegally trying to pad their city salaries.
Ramsey says police officers need to be held to a higher standard.
“There are unethical attorneys, there are unethical doctors, there are unethical-you name a profession and you will find someone who is misusing their authority there,” he says. “So we are not unique in that regard, but we cannot afford to have a single individual engaged in that kind of activity.”
Ramsey says he knows what he wants to do to attack the problem, he just needs Mayor Michael Nutter’s approval to move forward.