State of emergency lifted amid Pa. ECD probe
Mayor declared a state of emergency because there weren't enough officers to patrol the streets
Colwyn Mayor Daniel Rutland says he decided late Wednesday to declare a state of emergency because there weren't enough officers to patrol the streets. On Thursday, Colwyn's borough council voted 4-3 to lift the state of emergency and reinstate Lt. Wendell Reed as officer-in-charge.
The 17-year-old boy told reporters an officer zapped him once with the stun gun while he was handcuffed inside the department's jail cell on April 24. Investigators believe the teen was in custody after refusing to answer a police officer's questions about a fight he witnessed.
The Delaware County district attorney is investigating.
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