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DA: Ex-mayor of NY suburb to be retried

Prosecutors have decided to retry the ex-mayor of a New York suburb whose domestic violence conviction was overturned. WAMC's Dave Lucas has more...

The Westchester County district attorney's office says former White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley will be retried on counts of attempted assault and harassment.

Bradley was found guilty by a judge in 2010 of attempting to assault his wife by slamming a door on her fingers. He was also convicted of harassment.

His lawyer says the retrial is desperate and unreasonable. But Bradley says he's looking forward to it so his name will be cleared.

The appeals court ruled that Bradley should have been allowed to call witnesses who might have cast doubt on his wife's testimony. The trial judge ruled the testimony would be speculative.

Bradley resigned after his conviction.

©2012 The Associated Press.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.