Worker accused of choking disabled individual

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A worker at this center serving the disabled is accused of choking one of the clients seeking his aid. (Google Maps)

A worker at this center serving the disabled is accused of choking one of the clients seeking his aid. (Google Maps)

OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) — State authorities say a worker at a center in western New York serving the disabled has been charged with choking an individual who was receiving services.

New York’s Justice Center prosecutors say the worker at The Rehabilitation Center faces four misdemeanor charges. He is accused of grabbing a disabled person by the throat and squeezing on Feb. 25.

Authorities say 51-year-old Ahmad Burney pleaded not guilty last week in Olean City Court and was released. He was fired from his job and is due back in court April 5.