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U of Pennsylvania to Withdraw Funding to Philadelphia’s Police Foundation

The University of Pennsylvania said Wednesday it will withdraw funding to Philadelphia’s police foundation following nationwide protests against racism and police brutality, reported The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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The university has also commissioned a review of its police department, one of the largest campus police departments in the country. The review will be conducted by the university’s Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice.

“We are committed to ensuring that our DPS [Division of Public Safety] professionals grow, evolve, and change to meet the needs of the community they serve,” said university president Amy Gutmann and other university leaders.

The university also said it will no longer purchase tickets to attend annual fundraising events held by the Philadelphia Police Foundation.

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