COLWYN BOROUGH'S long-running soap opera took another dramatic turn yesterday when Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan withdrew theft charges against public safety director Rochelle Bilal.
Bilal, an ex-cop from Philly and head of the black police officers' Guardian Civic League, was arrested Sunday by Colwyn Police Officer Trevor Parham for allegedly intercepting mail intended for borough police officers.
But Whelan said yesterday that "no official approval was granted by the district attorney to proceed with the filing of these charges." Charges against Bilal's assistant, Wanda Davis, alaso were dropped.
Borough council, controlled by council president Tonette Pray, a Bilal ally, has suspended Parham, sources said.