Philadelphia Wedding Brawl: Groom's Brother's Defense

Dan Abrams discusses the charges against a man accused of assaulting a police officer.
3:00 | 10/11/12

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For more, let's bring in dan abrams. One of sofka's lawyers' main points was the brawl had started by the time he got there. How relevant is that to the charges he's facing? It's somewhat relevant. But you're still guilty if you escalated the fight. The question isn't sort of who started it. The question is, what did he do? Did he punch? And remember, his defense is now saying, this wasn't self-defense. They're saying he was purely a victim. His girlfriend is down on the He, quote, extends his arm. And a police officer comes from behind him. And the next thing he knows, he's getting tased and hit with batons and, et cetera. His lawyer is portraying him as a victim here. How does the defense combat the police officer's words against his client's words? It's tough for the defendant. The videotape is going to be very important. In cases where there's a videotape, you start seeing the analysis go frame-by-frame. Every movement that occurred on the videotape, if it ultimately goes to trial, becomes absolutely crucial. You have eyewitnesses, other police officers. There are a lot of people there. You have a lot of potential eyewitnesses. And a videotape. And potentially more arrests in this case. The investigation is ongoing. Dan abrams, thanks so much. We appreciate it.

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