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Uncle Irvin: State Police bosses are mum on McCarthy cover-up

05/27/2015 10:21AM ● By J. Chambless
By Uncle Irvin

Uncle Irvin's opinion about a State Police whitewash of Kennett Township Police Chief Albert McCarthy's two car incidents in the April 29 issue of the Chester County Press has not been challenged by State Police and/or their commanders.
In addition to Avondale Barracks Commander Lt. Richard D'Ambrosio and Troop J Commander Capt. William White, Uncle Irvin wrote to the acting State Police Commissioner in Harrisburg, Col. Marcus Brown, about the cover-up. None of these public servants have responded!
In 2011, as well as on April 13, 2015, McCarthy rammed a vehicle in his police car. In the first incident, McCarthy left the scene before acknowledging a “blackout.” The State Police did not cite McCarthy for hit and run or reckless driving. Again on April 13, the State Police investigator called McCarthy's family to take him home when McCarthy told him he had the same kind of “blackout."
All over America, police are being challenged about the fairness of their dealings with the public.
And here in southern Chester County, we can see undeniable proof of selective treatment. Police and their commanders treat other police, as well as minorities, with separate and distinct standards, and this is patently wrong. It must be corrected by Gov. Wolf and the State Legislature.
Thus, an errant cop walks, but you and I are in handcuffs because cops believe they are above the law.