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The veteran law enforcement officer who injured a concert goer at Darien Lake during a scuffle in the summer of 2012 has to stay out of trouble the next year to avoid jail time.

Kelly Alcorn was sentenced today in County Court to a one-year conditional discharge “which means no supervision, no incarceration, stay out of trouble for a year, do 100 hours of community service, pay restitution upfront, which she did, and that resolves the matter,” defense attorney Norman Effman said.

The former Niagara County cop pleaded guilty to a charge of third-degree assault – a reckless misdemeanor.

“The whole incident is, as you know, rather bizarre as the case went from a charge of a violation to a charge of a felony,” Effman said. “I’m not dissatisfied with the result. My client has suffered – I’m not talking about the victim; of course she has her own advocates – but clearly my client has suffered as the result of the one blemish in her entire life. Otherwise she’s not only a model citizen, but she has given to our country, to our communities. She’s been on the right side all of her life. She made one mistake. She’s paid dearly for it.”

Alcorn also paid restitution in full in court today of about $2,200 to cover the victim’s out-of-pocket expenses.

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