Another State of Emergency Declared in Colwyn

On April 24th, it’s alleged that a police officer in Colwyn, Delaware County used a Taser on a handcuffed teen in police custody. Following this allegation, the town’s mayor placed three officers on leave pending an investigation and named Lt. Wesley Seitz as the acting head of the police department. Shortly thereafter, the borough’s Council voted to place Seitz on leave as well, even though he was not under investigation. So, the mayor declared a state of emergency so that he could reinstate Seitz. Borough Council voted to rescind the state of emergency and put Seitz back on leave, so—you guessed it—on Saturday, the town’s mayor declared a second state of emergency and reinstated Seitz for the second time. He says he’s protected by Pennsylvania’s Whistleblower’s Act. [Daily News]