BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Community activist Darnell Jackson, the man who helped convince City Grill shooting suspect Riccardo McCray to turn himself in, faced a judge himself on Wednesday. His time in court had nothing to do with the shootings.
Jackson's charges stem from a domestic dispute. He claims that he tried to settle an argument between one of the teens that he works with in the community and his father. Then days later, the charges were brought up against him
He is being charged with Misdemeanor Obstruction of Justice by Intimidating a Witness. This charge is less severe than the original charge of Felony Obstruction of Justice. Now, the just is ordering Jackson to also stay away from the family.
Jackson said he did nothing wrong.
"Evidently, some people are mad about what I do in the community and this retaliation against me. I believe it's retaliation from the Buffalo police," Jackson said.
The Buffalo Police said that the case is in the hands of the courts and they have no further comment on the issue.
Jackson will be in court again on October 21st.