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In New Jersey, he was arrested in the death of 3-month-old daughter

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A New Jersey police officer, was on Wednesday arrested in connection with the death of his 3-month-old daughter last year.

Daniel Bannister, 31, an officer with the Ewing Township Police Department, which is facing a murder charge in what prosecutors called it an “ongoing pattern of abuse,” and in December 2018, with the death of Hailey Bannister.

The girl’s mother, Catherine Bannister, 29, was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

Ewing Township Officer Daniel Bannister is accused of killing his 3-month-old daughter last year.
(Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office )

An autopsy carried out after Hailey’s death it was discovered that she died from blunt-impact trauma, including skull fractures and a subdural hemorrhage.

“The nature of Hailey’s injuries and indicate an ongoing pattern of abuse,” Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said in a statement, according to the NJ.com.

The paramedics were sent out on to the Bannister house on Dec. 5 on a report of an unresponsive child. The little girl was found in cardiac arrest and was not breathing.

She died in a hospital on Dec. 11.

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Bannister, a Colorado police officer since march of 2017, has been suspended with pay since the death of his daughter.

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