Philadelphia Police Commissioner Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations in the Department

Maria Perez
Aug 22, 2019 - 6:12
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations in the Department

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross has resigned following new allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment against female officers in the department.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said he accepted Ross’s resignation on August 20, according to a news release. Ross, who is Black, was hired by the Philadelphia Police Department in 1989 and was appointed commissioner in January 2016. Kenney said he was “grateful” for Ross’s “many years of dedicated service to our City, and the many reforms he brought to the Department.” The mayor then went on to say, “New...

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