Colwyn police corporal charged in teen tasering case

    A police officer accused of tasering a handcuffed teen in Delaware County has been charged with simple assault and official oppression; both are misdemeanors.40-year-old Cpl. Trevor Parham has admitted to tasering 17-year-old Da’Qwaun Jackson in a Colwyn Borough holding cell for being disruptive. The juvenile was restrained at the time. He suffered minor injuries. Prosecutors say Parham later texted a colleague a joke about the incident. The officer was released on bail following his arraignment. Parham is on leave from the police department, and an investigation is underway into the department’s handling of the incident. The mayor and the lawyer for the borough did not respond to a request for comment. At a Thursday news conference, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan called Parham’s behavior “unfortunate,” “disappointing,” and “offensive.”

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