Misconduct charge against woman dropped

Staff report


A charge of misconduct at an emergency, which police lodged against the wife of a paraplegic in a Feb. 27 altercation, has been dismissed in municipal court.

At the request of the prosecution, Judge Robert Milich dismissed the charge against Pamela Daniel, 37, of High Street, on Tuesday.

The charge stemmed from the incident in which her husband, Willie Daniel, 36, complained he was dragged out of an SUV after it crashed into a fence, punched by a police officer and left lying face down in the snow on Wilson Avenue.

Last week, after an internal-affairs investigation, Police Chief Jimmy Hughes fired Officer Robert Jolliff, alleged to have been the assailant, and Officer Jay Fletcher, who reportedly neglected his duty at the scene.

Willie Daniel’s jury trial on charges of driving under license suspension and reckless operation is set for 9 a.m. Aug. 16 before Judge Robert Douglas.

Kenneth Daniel said he, not his paralyzed brother, was driving when the crash occurred.

At the crash scene, police said, Pamela Daniel stood between her husband and officers, refusing to move.

Willie Daniel said he saw police slam his wife on the hood of a police car after she helped place him in the cruiser.

City Prosecutor Jay Macejko could not be reached for comment on why his office asked that the charge against Pamela Daniel be dismissed.

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