- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A Brooklyn clergyman whose February arrest prompted a call from Mayor Bill de Blasio has pleaded guilty to a traffic violation.

The Wall Street Journal (https://on.wsj.com/1nAU7ly ) says under a plea deal, Bishop Orlando Findlayter’s driving with a suspended license charge was reduced to a traffic violation.

The clergyman was sentenced to time served - the hours he spent at a police precinct following his Feb. 10 arrest.

Findlayter had served on de Blasio’s inaugural committee.

He was pulled over for a traffic violation and then arrested on an outstanding warrant stemming from an immigration rally last year.

Findlayter was later released on a desk appearance ticket instead of spending a night in jail. De Blasio said he didn’t ask for Findlayter to be let go and denied any improper behavior.


Information from: The Wall Street Journal, https://www.wsj.com

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