Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

Deputies accused of intimidating jury

by Rob Ireland

November 14, 2013

ELKHORN — A town of Sugar Creek man and his attorney are accusing the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department of packing a courtroom with uniformed deputies in an effort to intimidate jurors during a September trial. Two of those jurors have signed affidavits stating “jurors were afraid of retaliation by the deputies.”

Walworth County District Attorney Daniel Necci said the accusations are “wholly without merit.”

Click here to read White's motion to change the venue

Click here to read White's motion to dismiss the case for double jeopardy

Click here to read attorney Donna Kuchler's affidavit

Click here to read the jurors affidavits

Daniel White, 41, faces three felonies and one misdemeanor charge after he allegedly assaulted a Walworth County Sheriff’s deputy. White has maintained that he didn’t assault the deputy, but he was instead a victim of police brutality.

During a five-day jury trial, which began Sept. 9, defense attorney Donna Kuchler, reports that jurors felt intimidated by deputies of the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department.

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