Woman makes claims against police corporal

Posted: June 13, 2013

The Winchester Star

MIDDLETOWN — A Strasburg woman has filed a preliminary protective order as the result of a domestic situation against a local police officer.


The order — filed June 3 in Frederick County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court — alleges that Daniel Wayne Manili shoved the woman, grabbed her with both hands and threw her between four and six feet on May 31.


Manili is a corporal and dog-handling officer in the Middletown Police Department.


Police Chief Philip Breeden said Manili has been placed on paid leave while the department reviews the allegations. He said the alleged incidents did not occur while the officer was on duty or at the Middletown department.

In the order, the woman states that she visited Manili at work — Breeden said he has a separate part-time job — because he had caused the utilities at her home to be shut off and knew she had no way to have them turned back on.

As he left work, she was standing by his truck and he asked her to move, the complaint states. When she said no, he allegedly pushed her, grabbed her with both hands and threw her backward.

The order states that he also nearly hit the alleged victim with his truck as he left the premises.

She states in the order that Manili had punched holes in walls, thrown his cellphone at her and struck their television set in incidents that were not reported.

The document states that the woman wants the court to “prohibit further acts of family abuse,” require that Manili restore utility services to her home, and require that he pay the necessary deposits connected to restoring electricity, gas and water.

She states in the order that she has lost about $1,000 worth of food since the utilities were stopped and that all of the money she is paid at her job is used for everyday needs.

The order states that the woman also has obtained or attempted to obtain a criminal warrant for her complaint.

A court date was set for 1:15 p.m. June 17.



— Contact Melissa Boughton at mboughton@winchesterstar.com