Find Post Investigations On:
Facebook Scribd Twitter
Friendfeed RSS Google Reader
» About This Blog | Meet the Investigative Team | Subscribe
Ongoing Investigation

Top Secret America

The Post explores the top secret world the government created in response to the attacks of Sept. 11.

Ongoing Investigation

The Hidden Life of Guns

How guns move through American society, from store counter to crime scene.

Have a Tip?

Talk to Us

If you have solid tips, news or documents on potential ethical violations or abuses of power, we want to know. Send us your suggestions.
• E-mail Us


Post Investigations
In-depth investigative news
and multimedia from The Washington Post.
• Special Reports
• The Blog

Reporters' Notebook
An insider's guide to investigative news: reporters offer insights on their stories.

The Daily Read
A daily look at investigative news of note across the Web.

Top Picks
A weekly review of the best
in-depth and investigative reports from across the nation.

Hot Documents
Court filings, letters, audits and other documents of interest.

D.C. Region
Post coverage of investigative news in Maryland, Virginia and the District.

Washington Watchdogs
A periodic look into official government investigations.

Help! What Is RSS?
Find out how to follow Post Investigations in your favorite RSS reader.

Hot Comments

Unfortunately I believe that we are limited in what we can focus on. I think that if we proceed with the partisan sideshow of prosecuting Bush admin. officials, healthcare will get lost in the brouhaha.
— Posted by denamom, Obama's Quandary...

Recent Posts
Bob Woodward

The Washington Post's permanent investigative unit was set up in 1982 under Bob Woodward.

See what you missed, find what you're looking for.
Blog Archive »
Investigations Archive »

Have a Tip?
Send us information on ethics violations or abuses of power.
E-Mail Us »

Notable investigative projects from other news outlets.
On the Web »
Top Picks »

Ex-D.C Chief Finds Philly Has Challenges, Too

POSTED: 05:03 PM ET, 05/ 8/2008 by The Editors

As D.C. police chief a decade ago, Charles H. Ramsey had to deal with the fallout from a Post investigation which found that city police officers shot and killed more people per capita than any other large city police force. Ramsey requested a Justice Department probe, which led to 10 years of federal oversight and a drop in the number of police shootings.

Last year, Ramsey became Philadelphia's police commissioner, and now he's coping with another matter of alleged misconduct by officers. A video has surfaced showing police beating three suspects during a traffic stop.

The video, which was recorded Monday night from a helicopter news crew from Fox affiliate WTXF-TV following a police chase, shows three police cruisers stopping a car by the side of a road and, moments later, about six officers kicking and striking three men with a baton.

At a press conference, Mayor Michael A. Nutter, called the behavior "unacceptable" and added that it was "not acceptable to do anything less than what we expect of Philadelphia police officers, and they know that."

Ramsey, who was D.C.'s top cop from 1998 to 2007, said a sergeant and five officers have been taken off active street duty and a probe into the incident has begun.

By The Editors |  May 8, 2008; 5:03 PM ET D.C. Region
Previous: More On Hill Aides and Politicking | Next: With Abramoff in Jail, Saipan Loses Its Fight


Please email us to report offensive comments.

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.

characters remaining


© 2010 The Washington Post Company