03/24/2011 - You might think that the public's opinion of the Philadelphia Police Department would be hovering near rock bottom, given the number of crooked cops who have been arrested in the last year.
You'd be wrong.
Seventy percent of 1,604 city residents who responded to a recent Pew Charitable Trusts public-opinion poll said that they have a considerable amount of respect for police.
An even higher number of those surveyed who said that they had had an encounter with a cop during the past two years described the officer as professional and courteous, according to the results of the poll, released yesterday.
Read the full article 'Not a Bad Number,' Top Cop Says of Poll on the Philadelphia Inquirer's Web site.