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Video Captures Territorial Pennsylvania Officers Brawl

Video Captures Territorial Pennsylvania Officers Brawl

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Pocono Record via YellowBrix

March 25, 2011

COLWYN, PA — In a bizarre territorial dispute, police officers from neighboring towns outside Philadelphia began brawling while a woman lay injured on the ground nearby, myFOXphilly.com revealed Thursday.

Newly released video of the fracas shows officers from the Colwyn and Darby boroughs of Delaware County arguing over which police force should have responded to the incident.

The confrontation happened last Friday when an officer from Colwyn arrested a man on the street who allegedly punched a woman in the face. The cop had crossed from Colywn into Darby to respond to the incident.

Officers from both boroughs — including Darby’s police chief — soon arrived on the scene. The chief began arguing with the Colwyn officer, who was sitting in his patrol car.

On the video, other Darby officers can be heard trying to calm the chief down. But the argument escalates.

The chief shouts, “Get out of Darby,” as the Colwyn officer gets out of his patrol car and then has to be restrained.

Meanwhile, the victim lays on the ground as emergency crews work on her.

Former Darby Mayor Paula Brown told myFOXphilly.com that the Darby police chief had created a territorial atmosphere in Delaware County.

“Many times, he has restricted Darby officers from going to Colwyn and restricted Colwyn officers from coming into Darby. He has manipulated the department,” she said.

“It makes us look like the laughing stock of the county.”



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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    “It makes us look like the laughing stock of the county.”......................uh yeah, but of our whole profession.

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    lonerangersheriff

    over 3 years ago

    110 Comments

    Troops' conduct are extensions of their leader's philosophies and ethics.

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    Rogue1

    over 3 years ago

    466 Comments

    How embarrasing

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    Glen603

    over 3 years ago

    106 Comments

    That's worse than the NYPD - FDNY B.S.

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    canemah

    over 3 years ago

    136 Comments

    Someone needs a new Chief. Better yet, countywide policing, everyone singing from the same sheet of music.

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    rickkd6

    over 3 years ago

    230 Comments

    Are you kidding?

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    haroldp

    over 3 years ago

    12 Comments

    How sad that they behave that way and if an outsider were to move there they wouldn't be hired due to the "outsider" doesn't know anyone phenom. The most professional people can be passed over because they just don't know anyone. Pfffff politics of bad behavior.

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    Instructor

    over 3 years ago

    94 Comments

    The chief should have thanked the other cities officer for caring enough to help the victim. This Chief has no business as a leader of police officers. County wide policing sounds like the best solution. Then all officers belong to the same department, no boundries.

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    pcpd2601

    over 3 years ago

    392 Comments

    Wow, how ridiculous....Chief should be fired......UGLY.......Does the term Professional mean anything

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    K9_91

    over 3 years ago

    19896 Comments

    This looks bad.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Same team...we are all cops. Crap like this is what will make city councils and citizens to get rid of local police departments. Bad move by the Chief.

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    Dionysus15

    over 3 years ago

    86 Comments

    Me thinks a certain boss should resign from his position....sad sad story

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    This aint Super Troopers idiots... Great job tarnishing the reputaion of every other officer in that area!

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    ksphatcop

    over 3 years ago

    1744 Comments

    bump bump

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    Gombino

    over 3 years ago

    2658 Comments

    No excuse.

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