AG to review domestic charges against Randolph police chief

Chief Daniel Brunelle

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) The Vermont attorney general's office will review a domestic violence case against the town of Randolph's police chief.

VTDigger reports that although the case was formally dismissed this week by Washington County State's Attorney Scott Williams, no reason was provided.

Daniel Brunelle, 49, was charged with two counts of domestic assault for allegedly shoving his wife during fights. Williams argued in court, earlier this fall, to allow testimony from the chief's alleged victim, which he said would show a pattern of physical and controlling conduct.

But with Williams now on medical leave, the Vermont Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs has asked the AG to review Williams' decision, citing both a lack of resources and the sensitive nature of the case.

Chief Daniel Brunelle remains on the job in Randolph.