Nassau Police Officer Dolores Sharpe, who claims discrimination, pleads not guilty to resisting arrest, harassment charges

HEMPSTEAD - A black police officer who claims her arrest was racially motivated pleaded not guilty today to charges of resisting arrest and harassment

Back in November, Nassau Police Officer Doris Sharpe was off duty and shopping in Hempstead when a disagreement with a police officer over a parking spot landed her in handcuffs. At the time, she said her arrest was racially motivated.

According to court papers obtained by News 12, police say Sharpe "intentionally tried to strike the officer in his face with a neck chain by swinging it at him." It also says she flailed her arms and refused to place her hands behind her back when officers tried to place her in handcuffs.

Sharpe's attorney, Fred Brewington, says the accusations are not true. He also says Sharpe learned about new charges when she got to court, including harassment and another for having tinted windows on her car.

Brewington says Sharpe unknowingly was due both in criminal court and traffic court at the same time, and he believes that some kind of “trickery” is involved.

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