Despite Clip Showing Pennsylvania Cop Put 14-Year-Old in Chokehold, Chief Says ‘I Don’t Feel It’s Necessary’ to Remove Him or Other Officers From Patrol

Outrage following a viral video of a Norristown, Pennsylvania, police officer putting a teenage girl in a chokehold has spawned an investigation by the police department in the Philadelphia suburb. The chaotic clip shows a white police officer putting a Black girl, who KYW Newsradio reported is 14-year-old Imarah Bates, in a chokehold on the…

Recap: Pa. Judge Sentenced To 28 Years In Massive Juvenile Justice Bribery Scandal

Mark Ciavarella leaves the federal courthouse in Scranton, Pa., in February. A Pennsylvania judge was sentenced to 28 years in prison in connection to a bribery scandal that roiled the state’s juvenile justice system. Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was convicted of taking $1 million in bribes from developers of juvenile detention centers….