A spokesperson for the Brooklyn district attorney’s office says State Senator Kevin Parker will be tried this summer for allegedly attacking a New York Post photographer.
Prosecutors say William Lopez had his finger broken when Parker grabbed his camera last May.
Felony charges were recently restored after a judge initially dismissed them for a lack of evidence.
The Brooklyn lawmaker has pleaded not guilty.
A felony conviction would automatically cost Parker his Senate seat.
PREVIOUS PARKER VIOLENCE:
JUNE 2009: Attorney John Conway, 59, said he was on the Senate floor when Parker sought to disrupt a GOP-controlled proceeding that Democrats considered illegal.
“He said to me, ‘What are you looking at, punk? Do you know who I am and don’t you read the newspaper, punk?’” said Conway.
MAY 2009: Parker was indicted on assault and other charges after being accused of attacking a New York Post photographer who took his picture.
A Brooklyn grand jury handed up the indictment charging the Democratic Senator with second and third degree assault, third and fourth degree criminal mischief, third degree menacing and second degree harassment. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison.
2005: Parker was arrested on charges of punching a traffic agent who was writing him a ticket. The charges were dropped after Parker agreed to take an anger management class.
(Source: WCBSTV / YWN Desk – NYC)