At last Tuesday's Limerick Township Board of Supervisors meeting, Limerick resident David Ewald spoke during the public portion of the meeting, accusing Limerick Township of being responsible for his cousin's suicide death.
Ewald has filed a lawsuit against the township in light of those allegations. He said he believed the township should be held accountable for his cousin's death.
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Information from the Official Police Report
According to the report, dated Sept. 29, 2011, a George Edward Ewald, 54 of Limerick, was pulled over by Officer John Cassel for having an expired registration. The vehicle's registration expired in May 2011 under David Ewald's name.
While running George's information, Cassel reportedly found an active warrant from Worcester County, Md.
The warrant was allegedly for a drug indictment for distribution and possession of marijuana, dated Aug. 23, 2011 for George Ewald.
Although David made claims to the township that a warrant in Maryland is "no good" in Pennsylvania, the warrant specifically stated "will extradite surrounding states of Maryland." Pennsylvania is considered a surrounding state of Maryland, therefore Cassel took Ewald into custody to temporarily house him at Montgomery County Correctional Facility until Maryland police came to get him.
While in prison, George allegedly committed suicide. David claimed George was a veteran of war and needed his medication, but none was given to him. There was no mention of George needing medication on the 2011 police report.