Outlaw will take over a department that has been marred by sexual harassment complaints and racial discrimination.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross failed to address sexual harassment allegations "among rank and file," a lawsuit claimed.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney criticized federal and state governments for not standing up to the National Rifle Association, paving the way for his city's officers to come under attack.
Philadelphia And St. Louis Police Departments Take Action Following Racist, Hateful Social Media Posts
The Philadelphia Police Department has taken 72 officers off the streets, while the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office has refused to prosecute cases with 22 officers as the primary witness.