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Report: Local Zoning Board Member Not Guilty

A new report says a member of the Tredyffrin Township Zoning Board has been found not guilty of public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after a police officer failed to show for court.

A report posted on the Main Line Media News website says that Tredyffrin Township Zoning Board member Suzanne Pratowski was found not guilty of public drunkenness and disorderly coduct this week.

The report says the verdict came after a Tredyffrin Township officer failed to appear in court in the case against Pratowski.

Pratowski,37, was arrested in May of this year in an incident at her ex-husband's house, according to the story.

You can read the entire report here on Main Line Media News.

cast4 August 24, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Unbelievable. Of course there's nothing suspicious about this, this happens all the time, right?
cast4 August 25, 2012 at 08:31 PM
I'm surprised no one else has commented on this. It certainly does not look good for the Tredyffrin Police Department.
oldschool August 25, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Why did the police officer not show, is this not part of their job. Once again people connected have different rules. This should be embarrassing to Tredyffrin and everyone that lives here.
hollywooddesigns August 26, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Let's take a poll. Who has an experience where a police officer didn't show up to court and it benefited the individual? Her BAC was .18...that's drunk! Pulled out flowers in someone's yard?? Gotta love the Republicans!!!!
cast4 August 26, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Yeah, it's hilarious considering they always show up for even traffic cases.
Judy August 27, 2012 at 12:44 PM
The officer not showing up in court is suspect...Police Officers who are unable to make a court appearance just change the date.
Devon Resident September 07, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Something sure stinks with this story.
Bob Byrne (Editor) September 07, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Here is the text of the official Tredyffrin Police Department press release on this matter: 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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