Danielle Outlaw is introduced by Mayor Jim Kenney as the new Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department. (Bastiaan Slabbers for WHYY)

A Call For Change Is Bringing Police Commissioner Outlaw To Philly. Now It’s Time To Move Forward

This week, when Mayor Jim Kenney announced the appointment of Danielle Outlaw as Philadelphia’s next police commissioner, it was the next step in a journey I never foresaw.

It began back in June when the Plain View Project revealed that over 300 Philadelphia police officers had posted racist or otherwise offensive material on Facebook. I called on the people to protest at police headquarters, but I didn’t understand that by doing so we were setting in motion a series of events that could fundamentally change the Philadelphia Police Department.

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