Philly Cops are Solving Fewer Homicides. The City Keeps Paying Them Millions
By Joshua Vaughn
Read the full article from The Appeal, here.
Between 2013 and 2020, the Philadelphia Police Department budget rose by nearly a quarter. At the same time, murders doubled, but police only solved half of all murders in the city. Community members and lawmakers want to know why those who control the city’s budget—the City Council and the mayor in particular—keep funneling money into a department that they say is failing to keep the community safe.