Pennsylvania Hospital faces a lawsuit from a Penn Medicine doctor who alleges the hospital disregards the safety of its practicing physicians.
Penn's Division of Public Safety responded to a number of crimes between Feb. 13 and Feb. 19 including bike theft, retail theft, and robberies.
In this week's crime log, four thefts from Acme, a bike theft, and a confidential case of sexual offense were reported.
The pilot program, called Serving a Vulnerable Entity, will partner social service professionals with SEPTA transit police officers to treat individuals who are struggling with poverty, addiction and mental health crises.
While most Penn professors and student leaders recognized the need for stricter gun control in the city, some questioned the lawsuit's ultimate effectiveness on the issue.
This week's crime log is dominated by thefts and burglaries, as well as two cases of sexual assault.
The city will create a triage desk to identify 911 calls involving mental health issues and offer services to those residents instead of arresting them, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported
Theft and burglary dominate this week, along with two reports of disorderly conduct.
In this week's crime log — five thefts, two assaults, and a burglary from a private residence.
According to the Division of Public Safety's website, around 5:45 p.m. two men in a black Dodge Charger engaged in an argument about parking with another driver, with one displaying a firearm before leaving the area.
The suspect is a 6’2’’ “dark complected” male with a thin build and long hair. Reported to be in his 20s, he was seen wearing dark blue clothing and carrying a maroon duffel bag.
According to the Division of Public Safety's website, the perpetrators were two men on two different dirt bikes, possibly chased by a dark-colored Honda Pilot SUV last seen heading east on Chestnut Street at 34th Street.
A group of approximately 60 people gathered in Clark Park on 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue last Wednesday night and proceeded to damage several buildings and properties along 40th Street.
According to the alert, sent to the Penn community at 9:37 p.m., 60 people dressed in all black wearing black masks were breaking windows in the area of the 4000 block of Chestnut Street.
Following backlash from thousands of students, alumni, and faculty regarding the University's relationship with local police forces, the University has also commissioned an independent review of its Division of Public Safety.
More than 9,600 people have signed a petition demanding that Penn cease its institutional support of a "racist, fascist police state" that has led to continued violence against Black people. After decades of postwar gentrification, the petition also asks the University to open its campus to West Philadelphia and pay PILOTS.
DPS issued an all-clear at 2:16 p.m. for a return to normal activity.
The suspect is a man wearing dark clothing who was last seen heading westbound on Spruce Street towards 41st Street.
Last Tuesday, the Philadelphia Police Department announced that police officers will be delaying arrests for certain nonviolent offenses in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus, sparking concerns about increased crime.
The suspects are two young individuals wearing dark hooded sweatshirts last seen heading eastbound on Market Street in a tan Lincoln Zephyer.