6/5/14 – 4:55 A.M.
The lawyer representing a family whose 6-year-old was pushed by a Riverdale kindergarten teacher says there is a conflict of interest in the case. The Courier reports Cleveland attorney Dan Margolis says Jim Williams is the chaplain for the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. He’s also married to Barb Williams, who is charged with child endangerment.
The charge is a misdemeanor. The Nelson family wanted felony charges pressed against Williams.
Margolis says he thinks it amounts to preferential treatment. Hancock County Sheriff Mike Heldman tells the newspaper Jim Williams didn’t even really know the deputy who handled the investigation.
Margolis says it’s ridiculous to think that the investigators wouldn’t think of Jim Williams as one of their own no matter how small the connection.
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