The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an important decision on March 4 on a previously undecided issue: whether a local government can be held accountable for agreeing to hold someone in prison custody at the request of immigration officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case was brought by Ernesto […]
David Rudovsky was a featured guest on WHYY’s “Radio Times” this morning. Covering various topics concerning policing in Philadelphia, Rudovsky discussed new interrogation practices instituted for use in homicide cases and the status of data collection regarding the Police Department’s stop and frisk practices. Also featured on the show was Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey.
As reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News, the Philadelphia Police Department has announced that it will adopt key changes in its interrogation practices. After years of complaints that homicide detectives held suspects and witnesses against their will in order to secure signed statements, new procedures will place important limits on the detention of […]