67-year old Constable Michael Solow just can’t stay away from work. After being suspended from duty while facing charges of oppression and coercion, the West Conshohocken man was taken off-duty.
This didn’t stop Solow, who continued to identify himself as a constable. Even a March 31 order, stripping him of his badge, uniform and marked car, and forcing him to stop identifying himself as an officer of the law didn’t work.
So determined was Solow to keep up appearances of his job that he called the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency last week and claimed that he needed a new constable ID card, due to losing his own one, even following up with a written request for a new card. After being notified of the breach of ID card policy, Solow has been charged with contempt.