Feb 23, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: 2 Ridley Township Police Detectives Reinstated After Claiming They Were Demoted, Retaliated Against
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RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — Only on CBS3 — two Ridley Township police detectives who claimed they were retaliated against and demoted have their jobs back, according to the Delaware County Fraternal Order of Police. Detectives Gerard Scanlan and Sean Brydges filed a federal lawsuit three weeks ago.
They claim there was a pattern of retaliation, interference and corruption at the hands of police officials and Ridley Township leaders.READ MORE: Open For Business: Buddha Babe In Mount Airy Is Beacon Of Hope For Entire Community
They claimed their demotion was the result of their cooperation with federal law enforcement agents against the township and its leaders.READ MORE: Delaware State Police Searching For Missing 9-Year-Old Malachi Taylor, Last Seen In Bear
The Delaware County FOP says Scanlan and Brydges have been reinstated.MORE NEWS: One Meridian Plaza High-Rise Fire Killed 3 Philadelphia Firefighters 30 Years Ago
Ridley Township officials are declining to comment because the matter is in ongoing litigation.
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Exclusive: Orange County COVID Vaccine Site Ready To Go, But Organizers Say State Wont Send Them Any Doses
NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An Orange County vaccine site is sitting empty.
Organizers tell CBS2’s Ali Bauman they’re being overlooked by the state while thousands of eligible residents wait for doses.READ MORE: Travel Experts Say Spring, Summer Vacations Are Being Booked While Health Officials Say Dont Take Trips Just Yet
The stations are prepped, the fridge is in place and the PPE is piling up.
All that’s missing from the vaccination site in New Windsor are the vaccines.
“It’s just a very frustrating experience,” said Susan Satterly, president of the New Windsor Ambulance Corp.
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“That’s where the communication fell off from the state health department,” said Kathleen Sweeney, assistant to the chief of New Windsor EMS.
Every week, they request doses from the health department and every week — silence.
“I’m almost at the point to say, if you’re not gonna allow us to do this, let us know,” Sweeney said.READ MORE: FDA Advisory Panel Approves Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine
“They’re not doing their jobs,” town supervisor George Meyers said.
Nineteen nurses and paramedics are certified and on standby because if the state responds, they have to be ready.
“The nurses are getting aggravated, and they could go on and do second shifts somewhere else,” Satterly said.
The organizers say they have 2,000 Orange County residents, all 75 and older, already on their waiting list.
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“The state has done us wrong here in this part of the valley. There’s no state site. It’s like the Hunger Games out there. This one has vaccine, that one has vaccine, we don’t have vaccine,” EMT Jack Glynn said.
Vaccine supply is allocated by regional population. The state health department says they’ve been managing a federal supply shortage for weeks while at the same time expanding eligibility.
“Now at this point they’re adding so many more groups, they haven’t taken care of the first group. That’s the frustrating part,” Satterly said.MORE NEWS: NYC Restaurants Expand Indoor Dining Capacity To 35%
The health department told CBS2 in part, “We look forward to being able to continue to expand access as the federal government increases the supply.”