RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Former Met Wally Backman was arrested Friday morning on Long Island.
Officers were sent to a home in Riverhead around 7:45 a.m. for a report of an alleged domestic dispute involving a female subject and Backman, 59.READ MORE: Mayor Baraka Outlines 5-Year Plan To Stimulate Newark's Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery
Backman was arrested and taken to the Riverhead Police Department.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Signs Gender Recognition Act, Expanding Protections For Transgender And Non-Binary New Yorkers
Police say Backman has been charged with harassment and criminal mischief.Residents, Elected Officials Fume After George Floyd Statues Vandalized In Brooklyn And Newark
The Ducks released the following statement Friday: “We are aware of the August 30 alleged incident involving manager Wally Backman. We have spoken with Wally and understand he categorically denies all charges against him. Wally will continue as manager and neither he nor the Long Island Ducks will comment further on this pending legal matter.”