Jeremy Roebuck, Philly Inquirer

Jeremy Roebuck

Philly Inquirer

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Jeremy:

Philly SWAT officer to be fired for pepper spraying kneeling protesters on 676

Richard Nicoletti, 35, has been suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss after he was captured on video pulling down protesters masks and pepper spraying them as they knelt in the middle of Interstate 676 earlier this month. → Read More

Krasner and Outlaw outline plans to reduce Philly gun violence and solve more homicides

Though Outlaw and Krasner delivered their separate announcements with fanfare, neither offered much in the way of specifics on how their proposals would be funded or work in practice. → Read More

Judge says Philly is too ‘frayed’ for another attempt to open supervised injection site

U.S. District Judge Gerald McHugh said that after months of societal and economic upheaval in the city now “is the wrong moment for another change in the status quo.” He added: “The nerves of citizens are frayed by fear an uncertainty. ... Such a change would be disruptive." → Read More

Judge says Philly is too ‘frayed’ for another attempt to open supervised injection site

U.S. District Judge Gerald McHugh said that after months of societal and economic upheaval in the city now “is the wrong moment for another change in the status quo.” He added: “The nerves of citizens are frayed by fear an uncertainty. ... Such a change would be disruptive." → Read More

Pa. State Police release dashcam video of Philly protesters on I-676

The four hours of footage does not appear to show any acts of aggression toward police. → Read More

Pennsylvania Supreme Court agrees to consider Bill Cosby’s appeal on his sex assault conviction

Specifically, the court said it was interested in the decision by the judge overseeing the case to allow prosecutors to call as witnesses five other accusers and Cosby's claims he made a deal with a prior district attorney that barred him from being prosecuted at all. → Read More

West Philly daycare worker shared child porn over the internet, feds say

Despite the allegations, prosecutors have not accused Tayanna Bowman of abusing or shooting pornographic images of any children in her care, though the FBI investigation and search of her electronic devices continues. → Read More

Prosecutors: Philly protester accused of setting police cars on fire should stay in jail until trial

They described Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal, 33, as a “substantial risk to the community” who has continued to show “contempt for the legal system and law enforcement” since her arrest. Her lawyers has called the handling of her case by federal authorities "a political decision." → Read More

Man charged in attempt to blow up a Kensington ATM amid a rash of similar crimes across Philadelphia

Police and firefighters have responded to more than 130 reports of explosions in the past several weeks. They estimate at least 50 have been related to ATM thefts – and in one case led to the death of a man who was part of a group that tried three times to blow up an ATM in North Philadelphia. → Read More

Philly police scaled back a plan for the George Floyd protests. The impact was devastating.

The department’s fumbled planning led to a disorganized response. Some officers resorted to dangerous tactics. → Read More

Read the criminal complaint charging Philly police inspector Joseph Bologna with assaulting a protester

Prosecutors say the videos show Bologna, a 31-year-veteran of the force, striking a Temple University student on his head on June 1. → Read More

Another accusation emerges against Philly Police inspector Joseph Bologna, a day after he is charged with assault

The account of Bologna twisting a handcuffed protester's fingers so hard she feared they would break is the third accusation of facing the embattled inspector. → Read More

Notorious Philly cop, charged with beating Temple student, has a checkered and charmed past

Despite a checkered past, Philadelphia Staff Iinspector Joseph Bologna Jr., ended up on the front lines of this week’s protests. His aggressive behavior, some captured on video, led the District Attorney to charge him with assault. → Read More

Six percent Philly inmates are found to be infected with COVID-19 as jails move to the ‘yellow’ phase

That infection rate is significantly lower than that found in other detention centers across the region. But inmate advocates say that's because city waited so long to test everyone in its custody. → Read More

As unrest spreads, Philly officials struggle to assess police response to the violence and looting

Mayor Jim Kenney and Managing Director Brian Abernathy said the department was facing an unprecedented deployment challenge — one occurring in the midst of a pandemic — and that delays in responding to scenes were more an issue of manpower than a lack of will. → Read More

As unrest spreads, Philly officials struggle to assess police response to the violence and looting

Mayor Jim Kenney and Managing Director Brian Abernathy said the department was facing an unprecedented deployment challenge — one occurring in the midst of a pandemic — and that delays in responding to scenes were more an issue of manpower than a lack of will. → Read More

As Philly protests descended into chaos, police restraint was no match for volatility

The Philadelphia Police Department in recent years has attracted national attention for exhibiting restraint during potentially volatile protests. The volatility was overpowering Saturday. → Read More

Judge rejects suit seeking coronavirus release for Fort Dix inmates

While acknowledging prison conditions pose unique challenges for curbing the virus' spread, U.S. District Judge Renee Bumb found that Ft. Dix had implemented adequate, if not foolproof, measures to protect inmates. As of Thursday, 22 remain infected. → Read More

A congressman caught in the 1970s Abscam sting is now at the heart of a Philly election fraud probe, sources say

Prosecutors have declined to identify the political consultant they say paid bribes to influence votes. But sources briefed on the matter and an Inquirer analysis of campaign finance data and court filings in DeMuro’s case point to one man: former Congressman Michael “Ozzie” Myers. → Read More

Should insurance companies pay for coronavirus shutdown losses? Philly businesses are taking them to court.

In courtrooms and state houses across the nation, small businesses and insurers are squaring off in a high-stakes battle over whether business interruption policies will have to pay out for losses incurred during the nation’s prolonged coronavirus shutdown. Dozens of suits have already been filed. → Read More