NYS Senator Gets Probation for Assaulting Post Photographer

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NYS Sen. Kevin Parker has been sentenced to three years’ probation following his misdemeanor conviction for a confrontation with a press photographer.

Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan Jr. announced Monday that Parker had been sentenced by a Brooklyn judge. The Democrat represents the 21st District in Brooklyn.

Parker was acquitted of felony assault in the 2009 scuffle. Prosecutors said a New York Post photographer’s finger was broken after Parker grabbed his camera.

Parker at the time was facing foreclosure of his home. The photographer’s car and camera were damaged, leading to the criminal mischief misdemeanor.

Parker also was ordered to pay restitution and a $1,000 fine, and undergo anger management counseling.

Parker won his sixth term in November. He lost one of his leadership posts after his conviction.

(Source: WCBSTV)