NYC prosecutor pleads guilty to EMT assault, avoids jail time

Michael Jaccarino was sentenced to 10 days community service and must complete an alcohol treatment program


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By NJ Burkett
WABC

NEW YORK — A Brooklyn prosecutor pleaded guilty Wednesday to reckless assault in an attack on an EMT that incited calls of preferential treatment.

Assistant District Attorney Michael Jaccarino was accused of punching and choking EMT Teresa Soler in the back of her ambulance last fall. Jaccarino was sentenced to 10 days community service and must complete an alcohol treatment program, but he will avoid jail time. Critics say Michael Jaccarino got a "get out of jail free" card Wednesday.

"Where is the justice for us? Who speaks for us? Who takes our side? Who is our voice?" Soler said.

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