William Colarulo will start his job as Radnor Township’s superintendent of police in a few weeks. The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously last night to appoint Colarulo, despite a lawsuit filed against him during his time as a Philadelphia Police officer.
Colarulo was named in a lawsuit by three white police officers, saying the then-captain of the city’s 25th District had retaliated against the officers for complaining abou the discrimination against black officers in the distrct. The suit was filed in 1998. Colarulo went on to become Chief Inspector and head of the Internal Affairs Bureau while in Philadelphia. The three filing officers received a $900,000 settlement in 2009.
“I would like to promise the people of Radnor I promise I will do everything in my power for the betterment of the community. and your quality of life,” the Delaware County Times reports Colarulo as saying at Monday’s meeting. He also vowed never to make the township officers dread going to work.