A hearing scheduled Wednesday for a Stony Brook student from Port Washington who was arrested for allegedly pushing a girl was adjourned to Oct. 13, according to his lawyer.
Ahmad Walker, 23, was charged with second-degree harassment and resisting arrest on Sept. 10, his lawyer, Stephen Drummond said.
Stony Brook University police officers responded to a call about a fight in a dorm at 2:30 a.m., according to Chief Robert J. Lenahan.
Lenahan said when the police arrived, Walker and a woman were arguing, and when the officers stepped in, Walker allegedly shoved the woman and the police arrested him.
He was working on a dual bachelor’s and master’s degree in a multidisciplinary studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences, Lauren Sheprow, the school’s media relations officer, said.
Walker was also a member of the men’s basketball team.
“The resisting charge supposedly was because he didn’t put his hands behind his back immediately and because he tensed his body,” Drummond said. “The harassment charge was because he alledgedly pushed a young lady who was yelling in his personal space.”
Walker was released on his own recognizance, Drummond said.
Drummond said the woman involved in the case was in court last Wednesday asking for the charges against Walker to be dismissed.
“His parents are quite saddened that this incident is interfering with him getting an education and degree,” Drummond said. “He’s a young man with a 3.0 GPA seeking a degree while being an outstanding athlete. We want to get this all figured out so he can get back in school.”
Walker went to the Berkshire School for high school in Sheffield, Mass.
After redshirting his first year of college, Walker played his first year of eligibility at Stony Brook, but then played one year at Barton County Community College.
He then returned to Stony Brook for his third and final year of eligibility.