Philadelphia elects its first female sheriff Rochelle Bilal

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia has elected its first female sheriff.

Former police officer Rochelle Bilal ran unopposed Tuesday.

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Bilal defeated two-term sheriff Jewel Williams in May's primary race.

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Williams faced sexual harassment claims from three women.

Bilal, a 27-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, is president of the Guardian Civic League and secretary of the local NAACP chapter.

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