Sunday, February 14, 2016

Cop who Tasered handcuffed teen found not guilty

A former Colwyn police officer was found not guilty of criminal charges today in court.

Cop who Tasered handcuffed teen found not guilty

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A former Colwyn Borough cop who Tasered a juvenile while the boy was handcuffed and shackled in a holding cell earlier this year was found not guilty of simple assault and official oppression this morning in Delaware County Court. 

Trevor Parham never denied he Tased the teen but said his act was not criminal. His lawyer, Thomas Fitzpatrick, said what they've maintained from the beginning is that Parham's actions were departmental and not criminal issues. 

"This case had been used as a political football," Fitzpatrick said.

Parham, whose employment with Colwyn was terminated following the incident, said he intends to return to police work and will appeal his termination from Colwyn. 

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