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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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    rhood

    about 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Dispicable behavior.

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    kimber4155

    about 3 years ago

    616 Comments

    Really!!!!!

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    briankrogers

    about 3 years ago

    78 Comments

    These peace officers has shown no peace and brotherhood to both agenies. The chief needs to be fired for inappropriate conduct for a government official and the other officer suspended for ingaging in a confrontation of a higher authority without notifing his comander on duty.. if the officers can not hold any peace between themselves, how can we as a whole make a difference in our communities. BROTHERHOOD MEANS UNITY EVEN IF WE DONT WANT IT BUT HAVE TO ACCEPT IT.

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    crimescene71291

    about 3 years ago

    340 Comments

    Wow, lol, that is crazy. What ever happened to the "brotherhood"? We are here to help each other. If another police officer or sheriff deputy got to my call before I did, I would not get angry about it, heck I would be happy to have extra back up. I agree, that Chief needs to find a new job, cause he just doesn't get it.

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    NYTPD12

    about 3 years ago

    210 Comments

    This just shows that stupidity does affect everyone at one time or another. I too think this Chief should be looking for another job.

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    Robocop33

    about 3 years ago

    14600 Comments

    PAproud pointed out this article at http://archives.citypaper.net/articles/2004-07-01/cover.shtml and it is ....well, unbelievable! What a screwed up town! Really guys, take the time and go read this. Makes you just sit there and shake your head in amazement!

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    atr001

    about 3 years ago

    146 Comments

    Shame on those police departements...

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    Ghostwriter2012

    about 3 years ago

    70 Comments

    wow

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    Bnshape

    about 3 years ago

    662 Comments

    This is a Low Down Dirty Shame...
    The chief should be addressed as former chief.

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    mericlejr

    about 3 years ago

    228 Comments

    Oust his ass, you can see the tention is not healthy..Who needs a chief to set examples like that.. If anything let them go to the gym and work it out there. Not in the eye of the public..

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    gradyg

    about 3 years ago

    1118 Comments

    Stupidity runs deep even in law enforcement if police from different counties can not work together how much respect do they think they are going to get from citizens. Sometime someone have to be the better man and just walk away just to de-escalete the situation especially when both are LEO's.

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    bigbowden

    about 3 years ago

    180 Comments

    When you get into a pissing contest you both get wet and you both smell like piss. We got enough people on the outside wanting to make us look bad! I would take help from a crossing guard (no offense to crossing guards) if it ment I would go home at the end of my shift. I'm a city officer but I've been out there when a deputy or trooper got to me first. We have all made jokes about our brothers in other uniforms but we all fight the same fight. -FEEL THE CLOTH-

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    DenverHammer

    about 3 years ago

    94 Comments

    Nice pissing contest.
    However the title of the article calls this a brawl???????
    "Video Captures Territorial Pennsylvania Officers Brawl"
    I watched the video and did not see any brawl. I see a police chief who needs to retire or be fired.
    I welcome help from other agencies except when they come in to the city after following a drunk from their area to mine and tell me the violations happened in my city.

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    todaresq

    about 3 years ago

    20 Comments

    That Chief needs to go... "early retirement" or straight out fired.

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    sajimtreacy

    about 3 years ago

    504 Comments

    The Chief is supposed to set the example for his people--sounds like the example he wanted to set was *&%hole.

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