Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey announces his retirement, to coincide with the end of the term of Mayor Michael Nutter in January. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: RESENDING SCRIPT TO CORRECT RESTRICTIONS ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey confirmed on Wednesday (October 14) what he called, "the worst-kept secret in Philadelphia" and announced that he'll be leaving his post in January. Ramsey said he is timing his retirement to coincide with the end of the term of Mayor Michael Nutter. Ramsey was tapped by President Barack Obama to head up a national task force to improve police and community relations following unrest touched off by the 2014 killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen shot by a white officer in Ferguson. In Philadelphia, cases of brutality and rogue behavior have eroded the community's trust in the police department, the report said. Among them was a Philadelphia detective charged with helping his girlfriend, a murder suspect, hide from police, and narcotics officers accused of dangling people from high-rise balconies as an interrogation technique and stealing dealers' drug stashes.