Charges dropped against Colwyn official


Don't know if this is good news or bad news out of Colwyn Borough. It's hard to tell with that place sometimes.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan just announced that it is withdrawing theft charges against Rochelle Bilal, the former Philly cop who serves as Colwyn's public safety director, due to a lack of probable cause.

Bilal, president of the black police officers' Guardian Civic League, was arrested on Sunday by Taser-happy Colwyn Police Officer Trevor Parham, who claimed that Bilal and her assistant, Wanda Davis, were intercepting police officers' mail.

But Whelan said today that "no official approval was granted by the District Attorney to proceed with the filing of these charges." The charges against Davis were also dropped. I'm told that Colwyn Council has suspended Parham.

Case closed. For now.