The Free Press, Mankato, MN

March 2, 2013

Janesville officer charged with assault

The Free Press

JANESVILLE — A part-time Janesville officer has been charged with third-degree assault and, according to the Janesville Argus, has been suspended from his job.

According to court records, Michael John Danberry, 24, was charged with felony assault on Feb. 24.

The Janesville newspaper reports that the felony stemmed from a fight at a Waseca bar that morning, during which Danberry kneed the victim in the face “about four times,” a witness said. When officers asked Danberry about the fight, he told the officer that he didn’t see a fight, according to the criminal complaint.

His next appearance in court is March 19.