NEW BRITAIN - A Newington man accepted a deal to serve 2 1/2 years in prison for pulling a knife on police in Newington last year.
Daniel Camara, 23, pleaded guilty to the charge of assault on public safety personnel in New Britain Superior Court Wednesday.
As part of the deal, he will have 2 1/2 years of special parole to serve after his prison term, which includes the condition that he comply with mental health treatment.
He due back on July 31 for sentencing.
According to Kate Donoghue, the state prosecutor, Newington police responded to a complaint of a suspicious person on Dec. 4. They found Camara, who pulled out a knife and started shouting racial slurs at the officers, Donoghue said.
Police tried to tackle Camara and when they did, he spit on then, Donoghue added.
Also as part of the deal, four other domestic violence cases against him involving his parents will not be prosecuted, after the parents said they had no safety concerns with their son, Camara’s attorney, public defender Kelly Goulet, said.
Alexander advised Camara to take his medication to deal with his mental health issues and said he was acting the best she’s ever seen after having previously appeared to spiral.
Camara was lucky he wasn’t injured or killed by the police when they responded because of his actions, Alexander added.
“Thank you, Miss,” Camara said before leaving the courtroom.
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