The shootings took place over several blocks in the southwest part of the city. Officers chased the suspect as he continued to fire, and he was arrested in an alley after giving himself up.
Lawmakers voted 107-85 to impeach District Attorney Larry Krasner, setting the stage for what would be the first Pennsylvania Senate impeachment trial in nearly three decades.
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Current law says police officers attempting to arrest someone can use deadly force in order to prevent death or serious injury to themselves or others.
Philadelphia's police commissioner is defending her department and the city's response to days of widespread protests against police brutality last summer.
“Right now, we are created by executive order. In theory, if you get a different mayor sometime in the future, the mayor could eradicate it. Now, it can’t be destroyed," said the acting executive director of the existing commission.
Police said they shot Walter Wallace Jr. on Oct. 26 because he had a knife and ignored orders to put it down. Wallace never raised the knife or lunged or ran toward officers.
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