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Philly PD Facing Low Morale, Struggling to Recruit Officers

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Emma Lee
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WHYY
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw speaks at Olney Transportation Center, where a mass shooting occurred on Feb. 17, 2021.

The Philadelphia Police Department is suffering from low morale, and is struggling to recruit officers. That’s the assessment given recently from the city’s police commissioner, Danielle Outlaw. WHYY’s Peter Crimmins reports.

(Original air-date: 11/2/21)

WHYY’s arts and culture reporter Peter Crimmins first became interested in radio in the fourth grade, when he smuggled a contraband crystal-diode radio into the Boy Scout summer camp. Subsequent radio projects were more successful.