What started off as a celebratory evening of music at a backyard birthday party in Provincetown has transformed into an ongoing hell for DJ Barry Scott. In an oddly quick deliberation, the Orleans District Court found the openly gay radio personality guilty on three charges on July 23, 2008.
Scott tells Loaded Gun he will appeal the decision.
"After weeks of consideration, I’ve decided to appeal the charges brought by the Provincetown Police and D.A. Michael O’Keefe to hide police brutality," Scott says. "Although there are many good cops, enabling the Provincetown Police to injure me, lie on official reports and in a court of law ... makes them no better than criminals."
The popular Boston-based radio DJ was found guilty of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace after he was left bloodied and bruised by a crew of summer cops hired by the Provincetown Police Department on July 14, 2007.
"The police assaulted me within one minute of meeting me the first time that night, while complying immediately with their demand to shut the party down," he revealed to me in an exclusive statement.
Gary Pelletier and Brad Bailey of Denner-Pellegrino will represent the Boston-based radio personality.
Here's my initial story on Scott in EDGE.
UPDATE: In a posting labeled "Ptown DJ to fight DA," CapeCodToday.com erroneously linked to my blog presenting it as DJ Barry Scott's page.
Sorry folks! Here's the correct link.