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Victim seeks felony charges against off-duty cop from Niagara she says assaulted her at Darien Lake

UPDATED Tuesday, 8:36 a.m. with additional info from Sheriff's Office press release.

A Finger Lakes-area woman has reportedly written the District Attorney's Office and requested charges against a woman arrested at the Aug. 25 Jason Aldean concert be upgraded to a felony.

The suspect, 47-year-old Kelly Alcorn, is a 23-year veteran of the Niagara Falls Police Department, according to the Buffalo News.

Alcorn, of Town Hall Terrace West, Grand Island, was arrested at the concert for second-degree harassment, but Elizabeth Dake, 45, in a letter she sent to the News, describes a more serious attack.

Dake said she suffered a concussion and bruises and she missed nine days of work.

According to the News article, Dake accuses Alcorn of slamming her into a cement wall, punching her in the head, neck, arm and back.

A Sheriff's Office press release alleges that Alcorn punched a female in the face several times. Alcon was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Darien Town Court at 5 p.m. today.

Niagara Falls Police Superintendent John R. Chella said the department is awaiting a determination on whether the charges will be upgraded. A felony charge could cost Alcorn her job.

Full Story from the Buffalo News.

Raymond Richardson
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Regardless of whether or not the charges are upgraded to a felony, people have to ask themselves one, the only, question: Do you really want someone like Alcorn on any law enforcement force?

Jeffrey Houseknecht
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I agree 100% a person like this does not belong in any kind of law enforcement

cj sruger
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Why wouldnt the current charges cost her the job? There is a batavia women going to state prison for punching someone in the face?

Mark Brudz
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Joined: Feb 9 2012

CJ she was convicted of assaulting a person more than 10 years senior of her, which automatically made it a felony.

Should she loose her job? Hell yes!

Should harrasment be the intial charge? I don't think so but the law says differently at this time.

Could and should this charge be upgraded to felony assault? God I hope the investigation takes it that way for sure

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