Randolph police chief charged with domestic violence back at work

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RANDOLPH, Vt. (WCAX) Randolph's police chief is back on the job, despite a pending court hearing on domestic violence charges.

Chief Daniel Brunelle was charged earlier in August with two counts of domestic assault after allegedly shoving his wife to the floor during an argument.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was placed on paid administrative leave.

But Randolph town manager Mel Adams this week reinstated Brunelle to the job.

He tells WCAX News that Brunelle's case was resolved in family court to the town's satisfaction and that another hearing in Washington County Court is set for early September.

In the meantime, he says Brunelle has the full confidence of the town.

The chief was hired in May and was reportedly in the process of getting a divorce.