Man urinated on sidewalk: police

GLOVERSVILLE – City police said a man who previously was charged with murder – that charge was later dropped – was arrested Friday after urinating on a public sidewalk.

Derek A. Kenney, 43, of 157 Handy Road in Mayfield, was charged by city police with public lewdness, second-degree harassment and resisting arrest.

Police said Kenney was seen urinating on a public sidewalk on the south side of West Fulton Street, directly across from Harold’s Restaurant, 176 W. Fulton St.

He also grabbed an officer during his processing and subsequently resisted his arrest, police said.

Kenney was held for arraignment in City Court in front of Judge Traci DiMezza and subsequently sent to the Fulton County Correctional Facility.

In a separate incident, state police said Kenney also was charged March 15 in Glen with unlawful possession of marijuana. He was issued a ticket.

Kenney was previously charged with second-degree murder in July 2010 after police said he fatally stabbed Brian Morrison on Bleecker Street. The charges were later dropped after Kenney’s attorneys argued grand-jury proceedings against Kenney were tainted because witnesses lied.

No one else has been charged in Morrison’s death.

In July 2012, Kenney sued the Gloversville Police Department, and several of its officers, in federal court, claiming his rights were violated.