Who pulled strings to get killer cop Ryan Pownall a patronage job? | Clout
Sometimes it’s shocking who gets hired at Philadelphia’s famous patronage mills.
Consider Ryan Pownall, who was fired from his job as a Philadelphia police officer last year after shooting a fleeing black suspect in the back for the second time in seven years. Police Commissioner Richard Ross said Pownall, who is white, had committed a host of departmental violations and displayed “poor judgment” when he killed 30-year-old David Jones. That shooting landed him on District Attorney Larry Krasner’s do-not-call list of tainted cops who should not be asked to testify.
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