NBC10, Tim Furlong
Trevor Parham, the police officer accused of tasering a 17-year-old when he was already handcuffed in a holding cell was found not guilty by a Delaware County judge this morning. Parham tells NBC10 that he's not malicious and didn't do anything maliciously.
The Colwyn police officer accused of tasering a teen who was already handcuffed was found not guilty on all charges by a Delaware County judge Wednesday morning.
The bench trial for Trevor Parham of Upper Darby began last week and lasted two days.
Parham was accused of using a taser on 17-year-old Da-Qwaun Jackson while he was handcuffed inside a holding cell in April. He was also accused of using the acronym for "laughing out loud" in a text-message exchange with a fellow officer afterward.
Jackson confirmed that he kicked the cell and yelled before Parham tased him.
The incident caused a major controversy in the small Delaware County town. Deputy Chief of Police Wendell Reed was placed on paid leave in the wake of the tasering but has since been reinstated. Four other officers were suspended for either knowing about or allegedly covering up the incident.