A police officer's claim that a Brooklyn man nearly ran him over is undercut by video footage that’s “crystal clear” proof of a false arrest, a defense lawyer charged Friday.
MTA engineer John Hockenjos was collared and charged with a felony Sunday after Officer Diego Palacios claimed in a court document that the suspect's car almost smacked into him.
"Defendant did drive a four-door sedan at a high rate of speed into a driveway" causing the cop "to jump out of the way to avoid being hit by defendant's vehicle," according to the sworn criminal complaint.
But a night-vision surveillance camera that captured the incident - which happened at Hockenjos's Sheepshead Bay driveway - shows the car slowly pulls up near the officer, who does not move an inch.
Still, the 55-year-old homeowner was cuffed, spent three nights in jail and is now facing up to seven years in prison for reckless
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