03/25/2011

Video: Pa. departments tussle over turf

Agreement has been put under strain because of staffing shortages in Colwyn and controversies about qualifications

Delco Times

COLWYN — The assault allegations against Darby Borough Police Chief Robert Smythe filed by a Colwyn patrol officer may have sparked a new fire, but the friction between the two boroughs over police cooperation has been making heat for a while.

“Our officer was rendering aid and he was assaulted,” said Colwyn council President Tonette Pray. “It’s just a shame that a police officer hurts another police officer.”

Pray said Monday that the Colwyn officer was treated for injuries and has not returned to duty, but declined further comment.

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