, a ShopRite employee
, schiaffeggiato Giuliani on the back and said
, “What’s up
?” while he was at the supermarket in Staten Island on Sunday
, il dipartimento di polizia di New York ha detto alla CNN.
“The charges facing Daniel Gill, who has no previous contact with the criminal legal system, are inconsistent with existing law. Our client merely patted Mr. Giuliani, who sustained nothing remotely resembling physical injuries, without malice to simply get his attention, as the video footage clearly showed,” secondo la dichiarazione.
“Sig. Gill was then followed and threatened by one of Mr. Giuliani’s associates who allegedly poked Mr. Gill in the chest and told him that he was going to be ‘locked up’. He was then needlessly held by the NYPD in custody for over 24 ore,” the organization said in the statement.
“Given Mr. Giuliani’s obsession with seeing his name in the press and his demonstrated propensity to distort the truth, we are happy to correct the record on exactly what occurred over the weekend on Staten Island.”
A ShopRite spokesperson told CNN in a statement Sunday that it was “aware of an incident instigated by a store associate involving former Mayor Rudy Giuliani took place at the ShopRite of Veterans Road on Staten Island earlier today,” aggiungendo quello “store security observed the incident, reacted swiftly and the police were notified. We have zero tolerance for aggression toward anyone.”
, Giuliani called for the perpetrator to be prosecuted and said he would not stop campaigning publicly for his son
, who is running as a Republican for governor in New York state
. The primary vote is Tuesday
Gill is scheduled to be back in court on August 17, secondo i documenti del tribunale.