Sen. Parker faces trial in run-in with photog

Prosecutors are planning a trial this summerfor a state senator accused of attacking a New York Postphotographer.Brooklyn district attorney spokesman Jerry Schmetter saysthey're aiming for

ALBANY - Prosecutors are planning a trial this summerfor a state senator accused of attacking a New York Postphotographer.

Brooklyn district attorney spokesman Jerry Schmetter saysthey're aiming for trial in June or July.

Prosecutors allege William Lopez's finger was broken when Sen.Kevin Parker grabbed his camera last May. They recently returned toa grand jury to restore felony assault charges after Judge NeilFiretog had dismissed them citing little evidence of seriousinjury.

Parker's lawyer, Lonnie Hart Jr., questioned any new informationpresented, saying the photographer was checked by emergencypersonnel and didn't go to the hospital.

A felony conviction would automatically cost Parker's Senateseat. He also faces lesser charges.

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