Man involved in controversial Schenectady arrest back in court

Emily De Vito & WNYT Staff
Created: October 20, 2020 05:56 PM

The Schenectady man at the center of the body cam footage that caused protests in the community was in court Tuesday morning and cameras were allowed in.

The proceeding for Yugeshwar Gaindarpersaud did not last long.

Once again, it was adjourned, this time to October 28.

Gaindarpersaud has pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

His neighbor told police back in July that Gaindarpersaud slashed his tires.

Police approached Gaindarpersaud, he ran, and video surfaced that appears to show Patrolman Brian Pommer holding him on the ground with his knee.

That sparked the protests.

Hear Gaindarpersaud's attorney discuss what part of the hold-up is in the case by watching the video of Emily DeVito's story.


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