Looking back over the Ramsey years

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    Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey speaks during a news conference last week at City Hall in Philadelphia. Ramsey announced his retirement at the news conference. His last day will be Jan. 7

    Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey speaks during a news conference last week at City Hall in Philadelphia. Ramsey announced his retirement at the news conference. His last day will be Jan. 7

    WHYY’s Bobby Allyn sat down with Philadelphia Daily News crime reporter David Gambacorta to talk about what made Ramsey a remarkable top cop and why his successor has big shoes to fill.

    Philadelphia’s Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is retiring at the end of the year after spending eight years leading the city’s force of 6,500 officers.

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