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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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    WarPig

    over 3 years ago

    144 Comments

    Super Troopers

  • Dcp01604_max50

    scotc130lm

    over 3 years ago

    366 Comments

    Wow, have heard of jurisdiction fighting, but this is stupid

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    hotmomperez03

    over 3 years ago

    1898 Comments

    shame on them

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    kaalima

    over 3 years ago

    1748 Comments

    Really? I guess they forgot about professionalism and brotherhood. Shameful.

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    delano388

    over 3 years ago

    4314 Comments

    What an embarrassment to law enforcement

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    Katz

    over 3 years ago

    8260 Comments

    Not a good thing to happen, the media is eating this up. Backup, got your six..is this doing that? Would hate to be in either dept.

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    JackWagon

    over 3 years ago

    82 Comments

    What a complete embarrassment.

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    DD78

    over 3 years ago

    188 Comments

    Well that's just brilliant. Is the Chief fired yet? Because he should have been last week.

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    JCastelot

    over 3 years ago

    228 Comments

    Very Unprofessional

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    comasterchief

    over 3 years ago

    522 Comments

    very unfortunate. Remember, Unity is Our Strength.

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    atr001

    over 3 years ago

    146 Comments

    And to the laughing stock of the county post maybe the police force embarassment to the country

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    PAproud

    over 3 years ago

    40 Comments

    Check out this article to get a deeper understanding of this town:
    http://archives.citypaper.net/articles/2004-07-01/cover.shtml

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    USLawman1983

    over 3 years ago

    1572 Comments

    They should be ashamed of themselves. That's so un-professional.

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    razzaqnz

    over 3 years ago

    518 Comments

    This looks like a bad imitation of Super Troopers...is this guy for real?

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    I shoulda been a fireman. Too much bad PR being a cop.

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