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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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    bobska

    over 3 years ago

    660 Comments

    How Stupid!!!

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    NewYork911

    over 3 years ago

    1672 Comments

    What a mess.

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    CaptainOrso

    over 3 years ago

    32 Comments

    This is what happens when mutts become Chiefs or Sheriffs. In my jurisdiction of 2. 48 sq miles of 50K people, we had no less than 5 different Law Enforcement agencies who had jurisdiction. I can't remember once in 25 years of having a problem with another agency over who should do what...we were just glad of backup should another agency respond. Haven't any of these bosses ever heard of "Mutual Aid Agreements" or some such???

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    What an embarassment

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    bmorgan55

    over 3 years ago

    44 Comments

    This is just soooo ridiculous! I'm hoping or actually leaning towards "this is just media talkin'". After all it is FOX news...we don't know the background to this particular setting.... I don't know, I'd like to think otherwise I guess...

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    PRO1000

    over 3 years ago

    958 Comments

    Really would hate to be a Deputy in that area. Sad if I needed help that I could'nt get it cause of a jurisdiction issue. Even if it's deeper than that. It's the life of my fellow Brother or Sister.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Sad!!!! WHY oh Why cant we just get along!!!!!

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    This is sad, I thought we were all on the same side. Turf wars and poor communications only give an edge to the bad guys. Working together brings results.

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    shaun741

    over 3 years ago

    2758 Comments

    This just isnt professional the Chief needs to go

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Professionalism....where has it gone? Put the egos aside.

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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    This is sad, I thought we were all on the same side.

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    sdyoung82

    over 3 years ago

    478 Comments

    Oops sorry meant What is so sad is he is like that with all the agencies to next to him, sorry about the typo

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    sdyoung82

    over 3 years ago

    478 Comments

    How terribly sad, LEOs are being killed everyday and he is worried about other agencies in his jurisdiction? REALLY???? What in the world is this guy thinking? In my area I take all the backup I can get regardless the color of their car. This guy needs to move onto another profession. He is going to get someone killed behaving like that. What is so sad is he is like that will all the agencies next to him. I cannot believe that a Chief behaves this way and still allowed to keep his job. Shame on you!!! This man is a CHIEF and behaving like a child that we would be called to deal with. The officer was doing what he swore to do, I see no wrong on his part. Chief you need to move on, your a disgrace to the badge, and an embarrassment to the entire country.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    the Chief has to go, sad very sad. It is sad that a service superior as freaks

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    Mark508

    over 3 years ago

    248 Comments

    Thats childish.

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