Posted Jun 27, 2011 11:29 pm CDT
Police say Brooklyn criminal defense lawyer Kenneth Perry refused an order to move away from his client and instead got into an altercation with police in a family court waiting room.
But Perry tells a different story. He maintains he was simply advising his client not to talk to police, when police arrested him and banged his head against a wall and squad car, then jailed him for 20 hours.
According to the New York Daily News, Perry is confident a courthouse surveillance video will prove he’s telling the truth.
The 61-year-old lawyer has subpoenaed the courthouse camera tape and asked Brooklyn’s district attorney to investigate the matter.
“I’m looking forward to vindicating myself before a jury as I didn’t do anything criminal,” Perry is quoted saying.
The Daily News reports that Perry, who handed out all his business cards to other detainees while he was in jail, was charged with harassment, obstructing government administration and resisting arrest.