The case of Jamal Simmons marks the fourth time in six months that a prosecution connected to Philip Nordo, an ex-Philadelphia homicide detective fired in 2017, has either deteriorated or dissolved. No one will say how many other cases that Nordo helped build may be at risk of collapse — or whether a long-running probe […]

A retired Philadelphia police officer has been charged with civil rights violations for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman while on duty more than two years ago, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Thomas O’Neill, 47, is accused of assaulting the woman inside his squad car on July 3, 2016, court documents show. The woman, who is black, […]