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Kevin Parker Stripped of Senate Leadership Posts

Saturday, May 09, 2009

State senator Kevin Parker has been stripped of his leadership positions following allegations that he assaulted a New York Post photographer. The Brooklyn Democrat was arrested Friday night on a charge of criminal mischief. Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith released a statement saying he considered the charges serious and had stripped Parker of his positions as Majority Whip and chairman of the energy committee. Post photographer William Lopez says the trouble began when he took the lawmaker's picture for a story looking into Parker's reported trouble paying his mortgage. He says the enraged senator chased him, damaged his camera and ripped a panel off his car. Parker's lawyer declined to comment, other than to say the senator is "eager to defend himself."

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