Will past lawsuit keep Philly police official from top Radnor post? By DAVID GAMBACORTA
January 27, 2011
An old lawsuit has created a fresh headache for a longtime Philadelphia Police Department official who's in line for a coveted new job.
That plan was put on hold after the seven members of Radnor's Board of Commissioners received anonymous e-mails...
Does Commissioner Johgn Fisher, Chair of Radnor's Personnel and Administration Committee as well as now President of The Board of Commissioners ever do his own research on candidates for hire? Last year there was the kerfuffle over that schlub from Coatesville that caused many residents of Coatesville to show up at a commissioners' meeting (and then caused pussy Radnor to overreact and put cops in the room?). Remember? For the temporary township manager gig? Did Radnor use the same inept headhunter this time when putting on the search for a new Chief of Police?
Mind you I think Radnor was wise to seek a new chief from outside the ranks, but seriously, did they think that someone as controversial as William A. Colarulo would fly under the radar? I have no idea and no way to know if this guy is a good cop or a bad cop, but when I saw the stuff in the papers and the way they rushed to squash this as a topic at the recent commissioners' meeting, it certainly became a point to ponder.
From what I have always heard whispered, there are issues from time to time in Radnor's police department. So I get they want a clear head and a fresh face to rule the police department roost, but why this guy?
A quick google will get you a lawsuit to give one the willies , and face it, racism is not a nice topic. And people on the Main Line like to pretend it doesn't exist, but it does.
Who else has applied for this job in Radnor? Are the pickings for this so slim? I am just a little bothered that all of this is swirling... Well, Mr. Commissioner Fisher, you behaved like a petulant child for all of 2010 because you weren't president and now you and that slippery slezoid geriatric Bill Spingler are in charge, so ummm, do you have some 'splaining to do as they say?
And one other thing - the media coverage on this is seriously lacking. I thought they were supposed to report the news and inform the public. I find it astounding that the Inquirer and Daily News, who have covered the good bad and ugly of this Colarulo's career have had almost nothing to say about this - but then again, our news doesn't matter and I hear the Daily News will be changing it's name to the Daily Testicle. It would be nice of course, if the editors of the Inquirer and Daily News actually let reporters cover the news once in a while....
And that salary??? $150,000???? Plus benies???? Is that what Rutty made??? Sweet Jumpin' Jehoshaphat's! That's like a township manager's salary, ain't it? What is this? New York City? Damn, for that kind of salary and a taxpayer funded take home car, justsnarky will snap on a color coordinated holster and wear fashion backwards colors and a poly blend outfit!
Here's the other coverage I see:
Main Line Suburban Life
Vote on Radnor police superintendent postponed
By Sam Strike
Published: Monday, January 24, 2011
The appointment of Philadelphia Police Department chief inspector William A. Colarulo as the next superintendent of police of Radnor Township was postponed Monday evening.
Manager Bob Zienkowski said that Colarulo himself requested that his hiring be rescheduled after a “question” was raised in regards to him.
The “question” likely referred to the role Colarulo played in actions leading up to a lawsuit three Philadelphia police officers filed against the city and individuals, including Colarulo. In the suit the officers claimed that their supervisors violated their right under Title VII to be free from retaliation for opposing racial discrimination in the workplace, according to a document from the third circuit court of the United States Court of Appeals.
Zienkowski said Colarulo did not want any controversy on his way into the job and suggested the township’s Board of Commissioners “take any additional time to look into any concerns.”
“We will look at that and report back to board,” said Zienkowski.
Radnor’s Board of Commissioners was slated on Monday night to vote to confirm Colarulo, currently a chief inspector in the Philadelphia Police Department. According to his resume, he has worked in law enforcement for thirty years. He is currently assigned to the department’s training bureau.
Commissioner president John Fisher said he “appreciates additional time to have consideration of that matter.”
Colarulo would earn a $150,000 salary in 2011; that amount would be increased by three percent next year, according to the proposed employment agreement. The proposed employment agreement would run five years.
Posted on Tue, Jan. 25, 2011
Phila. chief inspector in line for Radnor post
Mari A. Schaefer
William Colarulo, a chief inspector with the Philadelphia Police Department, is expected to become the new Radnor Township chief of police, according to township officials