How the Philadelphia Police Department would look under Mayor Wali Rahman

    Details on Philadelphia’s mayor challengers’ campaigns have been few and far between when it comes to actual policy changes. Everyone’s calling for change, but how will that change look?

    Wali “Diop” Rahman, the city’s independent mayor candidate, enlightened the public a bit today during a press conference outside Philadelphia Police headquarters this morning. He’s called for major adjustments to the department, and Philly Weekly explains some:


    At the heart of Rahman’s plan is a nonpartisan Community Control Police Authority to handle complaints against the department. It would have full investigative authority and the ability to bring criminal charges against cops. Internal Affairs would be limited to officer-against-officer complaints, and Commissioner Charles Ramsey would the first to go.

    Look for more details from the press conference later from Germantown/West Oak Lane editor Brian Hickey.

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