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February 08, 2013

No jail for Asst. DA charged with attacking EMT

Medic was allegedly choked in an ambulance last November by a boozed-up Brooklyn assistant DA

WABC

NEW YORK — An Assistant District Attorney charged wtih assaulting an EMT could escape serving any jail time. "He left me with physical injuries I have to deal with every day!" said Teresa Soler, an Emergency Medical Technician. Teresa Soler is furious.

Three months after she was allegedly grabbed by the neck and choked-then punched repeatedly in her face, her stomach, and her legs; Eyewitness News has learned that Michael Jaccarino, the man charged with attacking her, won't serve a day in jail.

Ms. Soler is convinced he's getting special treatment because Jaccarino is an assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn. "This man assaulted me, he could have killed me, and he's going to get a slap on the wrist?" Soler said.

Full story: No jail for Asst. DA charged with attacking EMT

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Pete Carrillo Pete Carrillo Friday, February 08, 2013 9:20:05 AM No jail time what about assaulting a public saftey provider. Felony at best.
Daniel Decesaro Daniel Decesaro Friday, February 08, 2013 9:28:06 AM he should be slapped with a felony because isn't that a felony if u assault a public safety official well this is messed up then.
Dan Howard Dan Howard Friday, February 08, 2013 9:30:16 AM he needs to get a felony, fired from his job, and bared from holding any kind of public position, in addition to paying for the EMTs medical bills.
Christina Emery Christina Emery Friday, February 08, 2013 9:51:50 AM well it who u know or who u -----!
Jay Greenblatt Jay Greenblatt Friday, February 08, 2013 10:33:32 AM An officer of the court does this and gets no jail time for assaulting an EMT who was there to help him? I hope she sues this skell for all he is worth and ruins his life, unless there are some bizarre mitigating circumstances not know in general.
Louis Mancuso Louis Mancuso Friday, February 08, 2013 10:53:02 AM Why didn't she call for law enforcement?
Louis Mancuso Louis Mancuso Friday, February 08, 2013 10:53:30 AM Prior to transport
Jim Speed Dial Bankich Jim Speed Dial Bankich Friday, February 08, 2013 12:00:50 PM I love how we help people all the time. When we need help or some one to have are back.we get overlooked Remind me why we do this. This shows other it is ok to assault EMS.
Aaron Haber Aaron Haber Friday, February 08, 2013 12:06:34 PM This scumbag needs to be locked up. If this was just John Q public we would sure as hell be locked up. I smell a double standard here and I don't like it. We (public servants) are assulted far to often with no repercussions.
Dave Mcmahon Dave Mcmahon Friday, February 08, 2013 12:09:54 PM You're right Jim but this is the profession you choose. Same thing at Sunmount
Thomas Chetney Thomas Chetney Friday, February 08, 2013 1:39:02 PM Is't the norm for DA, Police, and members of the judiciary! 2 sets of laws! What angers me is that he assaulted a woman! I been in EMS for 34yrs and can feel for you! I have seen both sides! It just SUCKS! If we have enough sign maybe we can fight back!
Steve Jacobi Steve Jacobi Friday, February 08, 2013 2:06:35 PM Now if this had been a Paramedic facing the same charges most here would be saying he is a hero and deserves a break. Actually, there is a chance some here have gotten out of hand while drunk and even driven their cars but instead of jail they got a courtesy "get of of jail free" pass from a LEO or DA. Many EMTs brag on these forums about getting special treatmen by flashing their EMT patch around. I can also think of several headlining stories where EMTs and Paramedics go off after killing someone while driving while drunk either in their POV or ambulance as well as for other charges which should have resulted in felony time served n prison. If the EMT or Paramedic doesn't know about drunks by now thne maybe it is time to find another occupation. Maybe it is time for more education and training about dealing with patients in EMS. Most come out of school thinking everyone will bow to the EMT patch and few have any clue what they are going to actually be doing. It also seems like the EMT in question here is ranting on for a lawsuit and a get rich quick package. Isn't that what most of you would say about anyone else who doesn't hold an EMT patch?
Herbert Roberson Herbert Roberson Friday, February 08, 2013 2:50:25 PM Sounds like a classic case of taking care of their own... Attorneys and cops are pretty well known for that!
Valerie Frank Serao Valerie Frank Serao Friday, February 08, 2013 2:57:59 PM When he was first charged, the DA's office circled the wagons. he WAS charged with a felony, but the Manhattan DA, as a little gift, also included a lesser charge, a misdemeanor. he has been allowed to plead guilty to the misdemeanor, avoid the felony and jail time. You can bet the DA would never file "lesser charges" for an average citizen. It's not guaranteed that he will keep his law license. But you can be sure they will be pulling strings there too.
Randy Smith Randy Smith Friday, February 08, 2013 6:20:51 PM BIG MAN! Attacks a female who's trying to help him.....what a piece of crap! Bet even drunk he wouldn't of had the balls to try that with a man...
Cindy S. LeDonne Cindy S. LeDonne Saturday, February 09, 2013 6:41:50 AM Isn't it nice to have friends in high places? Look what you can get away with! Where is the protection for EMS workers? I guess there really isn't any.
Laura Serao Laura Serao Saturday, February 09, 2013 11:45:14 AM such bullshit
Steve Jacobi Steve Jacobi Wednesday, February 13, 2013 4:52:21 PM How many drunks do you transport every shift? I bet this is not the first drunk she has ever transported but his is the first where she could make headlines and file a lawsuit to get some money along with a reason to collect workers comp without any questions.

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