Commissioner Ramsey ready to clean house

    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.”

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    Ramsey says he knows what he wants to do to attack the problem, he just needs Mayor Michael Nutter’s approval to move forward.

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