Upper Darby Police Chief Wants Another Local Bar Shut Down
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (CBS) - Authorities in Upper Darby say they’ve been in contact with Pennsylvania state officials about shutting down another bar after police responded to the second shooting in a month early Friday morning.
Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood believes they’ve responded to Fibber’s Bar, on 69th Street, at least 60 times in the last 2½ years, for everything from shootings and bar fights to domestic assaults.
Early Friday, he says, his officers responded to another shooting — the second in a month at Fibber’s. Chitwood says he’s contacted State Police and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to get the ball rolling to try to pull their liquor license.
“It’s the wild, wild west. These guys, they start fighting — nobody fistfights anymore, everybody’s got a gun. And that’s unconscionable when you have two shootings in less than a month,” Chitwood said Monday.
He says they are getting very little cooperation with this latest investigation. This is the fourth bar that Chitwood’s department has gone after in Upper Darby.
Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060.