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Former Cop Accused of Impersonating Officer After Traffic Stop

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    Fired Cop Arrested for Impersonating Officer

    Trevor Parham was arrested in Lower Merion for claiming to be a Colwyn police officer. He was fired from the Colwyn Police Department twice. (Published Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015)

    A former Colwyn Police officer who made headlines several years ago after he was accused of tasering a handcuffed teen was arrested again after he allegedly claimed he was still on the police force following a traffic stop.

    Trevor Parham, 42, of Yeadon is charged with impersonating a public servant and other offenses.

    Parham was pulled over back in October, 2014 in Lower Merion after he was allegedly speeding while driving his brother's car, which investigators said had an expired registration and insurance. After he was stopped, Parham allegedly claimed he was still a Colwyn Police officer. Parham was then let off with a warning rather than a citation as a result, according to investigators.

    It turns out however that Parham had been fired from the police force by Colwyn Borough in 2013. Once police determined he was no longer on the force, Parham was arrested and charged. He was arraigned Tuesday and released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

    Parham was at the center of a high-profile case back in 2012 while he was still a police officer. He was accused of using a taser on 17-year-old Da-Qwaun Jackson while he was handcuffed inside a holding cell.  He was also accused of using the acronym for "laughing out loud" in a text-message exchange with a fellow officer afterward. Parham was ultimately found not guilty on all charges.

    Parham briefly got his job back after the trial before he was fired again in 2013.