Charges Upgraded in White Plains Mayor Assault Case

Thursday, Apr 1, 2010  |  Updated 10:51 AM EDT
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Charges Upgraded in White Plains Mayor Assault Case

NBCNewYork.com

White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley was arraigned on third-degree misdemeanor assault in White Plains City Court.

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Prosecutors are alleging a second domestic violence incident against White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley.
  
Assistant District Attorney Audrey Stone said Thursday in Westchester County Court that charges of attempted assault and harassment were being added to the complaint against Bradley.

   District Attorney spokesman Lucian Chalfen said the new charges allege that Bradley threw hot tea at his wife Fumiko on Jan. 11. The previous charge alleged that Bradley deliberately closed a door on her hand.
  
Stone said prosecutors were willing to consider a plea deal. Bradley and his lawyer left the courtroom to consider the next step.
  
The morning started with women's rights advocates demonstrating outside the courthouse.
       
Marsha Pappas, president of the state chapter of the National Organization for Women, said advocates were worried that Bradley's influence would get the case thrown out.
       
Bradley declined comment as he arrived for a pretrial hearing.
       

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