Former D.C. Police Chief Charles Ramsey probably thought he had seen it all in the nation’s capital, from handling the Chandra Levy investigation to “defusing” World Bank/IMF protests. However, he had yet to experience the likes of Philadelphia baseball fans.
Ramsey, now the commissioner of the Philadelphia Police department, appears briefly at the end of this clip, which focuses primarily on fans shooting bottle rockets at a jubilant Phillies reveler who climbed a tree in the city following the team’s clincher earlier this week.
Am I the only one who thinks the commish looks sharp in riot gear?
To be fair to Phillies fans, Ramsey didn’t seem concerned about the collective victory dance in the downtown streets based on this Associated Press quote: “It’s OK. It’s all right. People are having fun.”
Surely it was an improvement over D.C.’s Pershing Park.
Victory celebrations weren’t a problem for Ramsey in Washington — just vehicle break-ins in the Nationals’ players parking lot.
Charles Ramsey must hate baseball.