Guests: Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and David Rudovsky
On January 1, the Philadelphia Police Department implemented changes to the way homicide suspects are interviewed. Now all interrogations will be videotaped and there are limits to how long a suspect can be held. This new policy was the result of collaborations between The American Civil Liberties Union and the Pennsylvania Innocence Project. Chief Commissioner CHARLES RAMSEY has earned praise for his willingness to reform policing policies like this and others including updating the department’s hot pursuit policy and rethinking the way it conducts police line-ups. At the same time challenges remain. Problems persist with the Department’s stop-and-frisk policy and a rise in police-involved shootings is being investigated by the Department of Justice. This morning on Radio Times, we’ve invited Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey to our studio to talk about efforts to reduce crime and improve policing in Philadelphia. Then DAVID RUDOVSKY, civil rights and defense attorney, joins us to provide his perspective on policing reform in Philadelphia.