State of emergency lifted amid Pa. stun gun probe

May 4, 2012, 2:21 AM

COLWYN, Pa. (AP) – The borough council in a Philadelphia suburb has voted to lift a state of emergency declared after three officers were suspended in fallout over the alleged use of a stun gun on a handcuffed teenage suspect.

Colwyn Mayor Daniel Rutland says he decided late Wednesday to declare a state of emergency because there weren’t enough officers to patrol the streets. On Thursday, Colwyn’s borough council voted 4-3 to lift the state of emergency and reinstate Lt. Wendell Reed as officer-in-charge.

The 17-year-old boy told reporters an officer zapped him once with the stun gun while he was handcuffed inside the department’s jail cell on April 24. Investigators believe the teen was in custody after refusing to answer a police officer’s questions about a fight he witnessed.

The Delaware County district attorney is investigating.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

United States News

(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)...
Associated Press

Santos of New York steps down from House panels amid ethics issues

Republican Rep. George Santos of New York has told GOP colleagues he is temporarily stepping down from his two congressional committees.
1 day ago
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)...
Associated Press

US wage growth slowed in the final quarter of 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pay and benefits for America’s workers grew at a healthy but more gradual pace in the final three months of 2022, a third straight slowdown, which could help reassure the Federal Reserve that wage gains won’t fuel higher inflation. Wages and benefits, such as health insurance, grew 1% in the October-December quarter […]
1 day ago
In this image from video released by the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office, Alec Baldwin stands in c...
Associated Press

Alec Baldwin, movie weapons specialist formally charged in fatal shooting

Actor Alec Baldwin and a weapons specialist have been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in a fatal 2021 shooting on a movie set.
1 day ago
A fisherman throws a cast net along shore of Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, F...
Associated Press

California holds out as Arizona, other states submit Colorado River water plan

Six Western states that rely on water from the Colorado River, including Arizona, have agreed on a model to cut water use in the basin.
1 day ago
Actress Cindy Williams attends the ceremony honoring her and actress-director Penny Marshall with a...
Associated Press

‘Laverne & Shirley’ star Cindy Williams dies at 75 after brief illness

Cindy Williams, who was among the most recognizable stars in America in the 1970s and 1980s for her role as Shirley opposite Penny Marshall's Laverne on the beloved sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," has died. She was 75.
1 day ago
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)...
Associated Press

Ex-Twitter execs to testify on block of Hunter Biden story

Former Twitter employees are expected to testify next week before the House Oversight Committee about the social media platform's handling of reporting on President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Quantum Fiber

How high-speed fiber internet edges out cable for everyday use

In a world where technology drives so much of our daily lives, a lack of high-speed internet can be a major issue.
(Desert Institute for Spine Care photo)...
DESERT INSTITUTE FOR SPINE CARE

Why DISC is world renowned for back and neck pain treatments

Fifty percent of Americans and 90% of people at least 50 years old have some level of degenerative disc disease.
(Photo via MLB's Arizona Fall League / Twitter)...
Arizona Fall League

Top prospects to watch at this year’s Arizona Fall League

One of the most exciting elements of the MLB offseason is the Arizona Fall League, which began its 30th season Monday.
State of emergency lifted amid Pa. stun gun probe