By Stephanie Farr
The Philadelphia Daily News
COLWYN, Pa. — In interviews with detectives, a former Colwyn Borough cop said he was "using my better judgment" when he hit a teen who was shackled in a holding cell with a stun gun earlier this year, instead of using pepper spray.
Former Colwyn Police Cpl. Trevor Parham began his bench trial Thursday in Delaware County Court on simple-assault and official-oppression charges for unlawfully arresting and stun-gunning 17-year-old Da'Qwan Jackson.
The April 24 incident rattled the tiny borough of 2,500 residents that has been mired for years in racial and political tensions.
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