Pattye Benson

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Police Department Provides Press Release re Clerical Error of Police Officers

Michelle Kichline, chair of the Board of Supervisors provided the following press release from the Police Department in regards to the Suzy Pratowski matter and the absence of police officers at the hearing. I believe that this was the press release that was sent to the Philadelphia Inquirer. This press release indicates that an internal investigation was conducted and the report was then reviewed by the BOS chair and by the District Attorney’s office.

Tredyffrin Township Police Department

Press Release

With reference to the case involving Suzanne Pratowski, a hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, August 21, 2012 regarding the summary charges of criminal mischief and public drunkenness. Due to a clerical error on the part of the officers (affiants) from a rescheduling of the original hearing date of Tuesday, July 24, 2012, the officers were unaware of the scheduled summary hearing.

A complete and thorough internal investigation was immediately conducted by and reviewed by the investigative division (internal affairs) of the police department. The Chairman of the Board of Tredyffrin Township Supervisors and the Chester County District Attorney’s Office has reviewed the police department’s findings. The findings showed that this was a clerical mistake on the part of the police officers and no outside influence of any type were evident in the process. Internal corrective actions were taken as a result of this investigation.

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  1. OK, this is pretty much what was given to the Inquirer. One thing I would like to know, however, is why it takes ages for the township to put the press releases up on the website. Residents should not have to beg for them. Does the police department even have a Public Information Officer?

  2. How can Pratowski have the gall to not resign yet? How is it that the BOS has not forced the issue? HOW???

  3. Tredyffrin Conspiracy theorists unite! This will give u something to talk about until the next duffys issue.

    The simple truth is probably one of the two cops was supposed to go, the date was changed and neither rescheduled figuring the other was going. Stupid? Yes. But not worth all this hand wringing.

  4. FTW — Pattye has promised us more details, but just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you….

    No conspiracy theory is necessary here — and despite your constant support of the party line, there is no way you believe this many coincidences lined up — including the fact that there is no record in the local papers of any of her arrests…in those little crime blotters we read about each week in our little local papers….where any report is included. Come on.

  5. I’m not dumb and I do not see how this is an explanation.

    “Due to a clerical error on the part of the officers (affiants) from a rescheduling of the original hearing date of Tuesday, July 24, 2012, the officers were unaware of the scheduled summary hearing.”

    I think a bit more is needed to fully understand what exactly led to Suzy’s side being the only side at the hearing.

  6. Pattye: Thanks for linking to Chester County Ramblings. This blog is new to me and I really enjoy Carla’s shoot from the hip style. She calls it like she sees it. A very refreshing point of view!!

    Carla: Great work! I now subscribe… :-)

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