Mayor Kenney Releases Statement on Police-Involved Shooting

For Immediate Release: August 13, 2017
Published By: Office of the Mayor
Contact: Lauren Hitt, (215) 686-6210,

PHILADELPHIA – Mayor Kenney releases the following statement on the fatal police-involved shooting that occurred Friday night. Moving forward, the Mayor will release a written statement on all fatal police-involved shootings within 36 hours.

“My prayers are with the family and friends of Tyreas Carlyle. It is always tragic to lose someone you love. The Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Unit will do a full investigation. I look forward to them coming to a speedy resolution for the sake of Mr. Carlyle, his family, the officers and for Philadelphia.”