A judge in Erie County’s Integrated Domestic Violence Court has recused herself from presiding over a case involving a Town of Tonawanda councilman.
Daniel J. Crangle was to have appeared Wednesday before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges.
He was charged Feb. 16 with a misdemeanor count of stalking and a violation count of harassment, based on a complaint by his estranged wife.
Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III, who presides over the integrated court in that county, will hear the case in Buffalo.
The date of Crangle’s next court appearance wasn’t available.
The specialized court, created in 2003, was formed so that domestic violence victims wouldn’t have to appear before different judges in multiple courts to deal with separate criminal, family and matrimonial cases.