No Criminal Charges for Agawam Police Officer Who Shot Britteney Miles in the Jaw


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Hampden County District Attorney has decided not to file criminal charges against an Agawam police officer who shot a 21 year-old woman in the jaw.

According to a statement sent to 22News by DA Mark Mastroianni, their investigation has concluded that the May 5 shooting of Britteney Miles by Officer Danielle Petrangelo was an accident. The DA says that on analyzing the case through state laws regarding assault and battery and the discharge of firearms, they could not prosecute.

“Without question, Ms. Miles should not have been shot; however, the discharge of Officer Petrangelo’s gun was not intentional,” Mastroianni wrote.

I found it incapable for a trained police officer who went through gun training and safety to accidental discharge her (officer) gun into the jaw of a young female. Of course charges aren’t filed on this police officer. They should at least make the officer go back to the police academy to be retrained on gun safety showing people they at least cared or are concerned about gun safety. Instead they give back the gun to the officer and say, “You know enough about gun safety, so get back to work.”



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