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More murders, fewer cases solved; now Philly police are fighting about overtime

December 6, 2018 GMT

By Staff

In a darkened corner office on the second floor of Philadelphia Police headquarters, more than 80 detectives are squeezed into the cramped, occasionally flea-ridden confines of the department’s most elite division: the homicide unit.

The expectations for the job have long been clear. Detectives work marathon shifts in the name of identifying murder suspects and solving cases, and, in return, they typically earn staggering amounts of overtime.

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