Charges dismissed against lawyer with gun at theater

Charges were dismissed Monday against a prominent Connecticut attorney arrested…

Charges were dismissed Monday against a prominent Connecticut attorney arrested in August for bringing a handgun to a movie theater showing the Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Sung-Ho Hwang, president of the New Haven County Bar Association, was charged with breach of peace and interfering with police after officers said they found a loaded handgun in his waistband. Police say he had a permit to carry the weapon but didn’t comply with their commands.

Hugh Keefe, Hwang’s attorney, said prosecutor David Strollo agreed to drop the misdemeanor charges Monday. Strollo cited his clean record and that although police were yelling to put his hands up, Hwang didn’t know they were police because of the flash lights in his eyes, Keefe said.

“He thought it was a prank and once he realized they were police he complied,” Keefe said.

Read more at the Hartford Courant

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