Protester Accused of Falsely Claiming He Was Hit by Car

A Hempstead man was arrested and charged with falsely reporting that he was hit by a car during a protest in Huntington Station Monday night.

Suffolk police said Keith Harrison was at a Black Lives Matter protest on Broadway when a vehicle struck a pedestrian at approximately 6:45 p.m.

Harrison filed a police report, stating he was also struck and was transported to Huntington Hospital.

An investigation by Second Squad detectives determined Harrison was not struck. He was arrested at his home at approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Harrison, 56, was charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident 3rd Degree, a class “A” misdemeanor. He was issued a Field Appearance Ticket and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on July 28.

Photos supplied by the Suffolk County Police Department


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