Steve Corbett of WILK News Radio broke a serious story surrounding the Scranton Saint Patrick's Day Parade recently.
According to Corbett, a fight broke out in Scranton on Parade Day (shocking, I know) and, despite a police officer being present, Democratic Bill Courtright a.k.a. Mayor Sho'Nuff saw fit to get physically involved and restrain the alleged assailant.
Not too long ago, an unfair labor practice was filed over the Chief of Police, Officer Dan Duffy, making an off-duty drug arrest. That was an off-duty police officer making a bust, while he was out of the union, yet still doing the job of a police officer. This is a civilian, also not a member of the union, arguably also attempting to do the job of a properly trained police officer.
Will another unfair labor practice suit be filed now that Democratic Mayor Bill Courtright is playing cop? Probably not, Mayor Sho'Nuff is the union's guy in Scranton and even the unions must understand that Scranton taxpayers surely cannot afford another lawsuit.
But, lawsuit or not, Mayor Sho'Nuff should leave the police work to the highly trained, Act 120 certified, and liability insurance covered law enforcement professionals.