Reprinted from New York Daily News

Ty Fights the Law and Law Wins

Published June 22, 2004

MIAMI – Prosecutors dropped a final charge yesterday against New England Patriots cornerback Ty Law, who was arrested in April after he allegedly led police on a brief foot chase.

Joel Hirschhorn, Law’s attorney, said he previously had discussed the case with prosecutors, who dropped the charge of disobeying a lawful command by a police officer and the traffic ticket before yesterday’s hearing.

Prosecutor Johnny Mosely dismissed the remaining charge of resisting an officer with violence at the hearing. Miami-Dade County Judge Jeffrey Schwarz also agreed to return Law’s $150 bond. Mosely had no comment on why the charges were dropped.

“This is a classic case of DWB: driving while black,” said Hirschhorn, who wasn’t in court. “There was no basis for the arrest.”

Law, who wasn’t in court yesterday, was represented by Brian Bieber at the hearing.

According to Miami Beach police, Law was charged with resisting without violence after the 30-year-old Pro Bowl player sped off in his Rolls-Royce after being pulled over for a lane violation.

Police said they chased Law for about a half a block until he stopped again, and told Law to put his hands behind his back, but he pulled away and ran off.

Police caught up with him after a short chase.