August 05, 2011
Following up on the news that Sean Avery(notes) of the New York Rangers was charged with battery on a peace officer at 12:30 a.m. Friday morning in Los Angeles, here's the ubiquitous TMZ catching up with him after he posted $20,000 bail. (Credit: TMZ)
To review Avery's arrest: Avery was having a party at his home in the Hollywood Hills earlier Friday morning and police arrived for a second time at his house after getting complaints of loud music. According to police, Avery shoved an officer out of the way to return to his house after a dispute with LAPD. He initially refused to come back out but eventually did and was cooperative as he was charged with battery.
Andrew Gross of Rangers Rants passed along some additional details:
Avery has a court appearance set for Sept. 2 at 8:30 a.m. at Los Angeles Municipal Court Division 80. He has been charged with the misdemeanor of battery on a peace officer after allegedly shoving a police officer as the LAPD was called to break up a party in the 8000 block of Highland Terrace. Allegedly, a neighbor complained about the noise.
The misdemeanor charge carries a potential penalty of up to one year in jail and/or a fine of $2,000. Probation would also be an option.
TMZ.com, which provided the video, has also alleged details on the incident with LAPD and Avery, as law enforcement sources claim Avery called the police "fat little pigs," challenged them to fights and exclaimed "come back without your badges." But that last statement might have something to do with them clashing with their outfits. We're just not sure.
In any case, we're not expecting these TMZ claims to have any traction in the mainstream med ...
... oh crap, someone told the New York Post.
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