DA: Pa. officer sent text making fun of TASER incident
After the incident, town declared a state of emergency
By Mari A. Schaefer
Cpl. Trevor Parham of Upper Darby was charged Thursday with simple assault and official oppression, both misdemeanors, the District Attorney's Office said. He was released on $25,000 unsecured bail.
"This is unfortunate, disappointing, and it is offensive," District Attorney Jack Whelan said. Whelan said his department was still trying to determine whether there was cause to arrest the juvenile, who had been charged with disorderly conduct. Whelan said sending text messages when someone is hit with a stun gun was "not funny."
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