"Five months ago the police department was a mess,’ said Schenk. Matthews was hired in April. Schenk said many of the police officers who departed didn't want to work for a black chief. ‘If that's the reason they left, they need to be gone,’ he said. Statements that angered District Attorney Joe Carroll.
‘The department was not a mess before Chief Matthews came here,’ shouted Carroll, pointing his finger at Schenk. And to say these officers left because of racism is outrageous.’ Schenk later retracted his statement regarding officers not wanting to work for a black chief, saying it was based on rumor.”
Joe Carroll is a very quiet spoken gentleman. He rarely raises his voice. Joe's hands shook as he said the words below. A recording of Kurt Schenk’s Comments and Joe Carroll's response at that meeting is below:
An article in the Chester County Reporter is here: