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Philadelphia's police commissioner to resign, mayor confirms

Kenney went on to tout Outlaw's record gun seizures and point to a decline in certain violent crimes during her tenure.

Published: September 5, 2023 4:03pm

Philadelphia's first black female police commissioner, Danielle Outlaw, will leave her post in late September.

Outlaw assumed the post in February 2020 and will depart on Sept. 22 to assume a position with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Fox News reported.

"Commissioner Outlaw has worked relentlessly for three and a half years during an unprecedented era in our city and a number of crisis situations, and she deserves praise for her commitment to bring long-overdue reform to the Department after years of racism and gender discrimination prior to her appointment," Mayor Jim Kenney announced. "We wish her success in her new position and thank Commissioner Outlaw for her dedication to serve the residents of Philadelphia."

Kenney went on to tout Outlaw's record gun seizures and point to a decline in certain violent crimes during her tenure. Fox highlighted that while homicides are down 21% from the same period in 2021, the city has still seen higher homicide figures than in the years prior to her time in office.

First Deputy Commission John Stanford will fill the role of interim police commissioner.

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