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Colwyn cop charged in teen Tasering incident

Colwyn Borough police Cpl. Trevor Parham has been charged with simple assault and official oppression for allegedly Tasing a teenager who was handcuffed in a jail cell last month. County authorities say he texted another cop, saying Da'Qwan Jackson "got Tased in the cell lol."

Colwyn cop charged in teen Tasering incident

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Parham

Cpl. Trevor Parham, one of the "fine members" of the Colwyn Police Department, has been charged with simple assault and official oppression for allegedly Tasing a teenager who was handcuffed in a jail cell last month, the Daily News' Stephanie Farr reports from the Media Courthouse, where Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan is holding a news conference.

New details are emerging this morning:

County authorities say Parham texted about the incident with another Colwyn cop, saying the 17-year-old "got Tased in the cell lol." He allegedly texted that he zapped Da’Qwan Jackson because the kid "kept kicking the gate and calling me names."

Stephanie has been all over this story out of Colwyn, a borough of only 0.3 square miles on the Southwest Philly border that  has firmly established itself as the most dysfunctional town in Delco – and possibly the entire Delaware Valley. Chalk it up to a volatile combination of partisan bickering, outright racism and plain ol' incompetence. 

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In The Daily Delco blog, Daily News reporters William Bender and Stephanie Farr dig up all the dirt - from crazy crimes to political malfeasance and everything in between - in Delaware County.

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