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Evander Kane to eventually have case dismisssed

Posted: 10:25 AM, Oct 31, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-31 14:25:42Z

Sabres star forward Evander Kane was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, Monday, by a Buffalo City Court judge.

Kane is named as the defendant in a non-criminal harassment case and was facing misdemeanor trespassing charges, after an incident at Bottoms Up nightclub.  The incident dates back to June, when several women accused Kane of becoming violent with them.

Kane was arrested in July by Buffalo Police.   In court documents obtained by 7 Eyewitness News, a bouncer said Kane threatened to kill him.

With this adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, the case would be dismissed and sealed if he lives a law abiding life for six months.

Paul Cambria, Kane's defense attorney, said Kane has denied charges all along.  He said it's a win "as much as it can be."

Acting District Attorney Michael Flaherty said there is video of Kane from Bottoms Up, where he is recorded 'scuffling' with bouncers.  Flaherty also said Kane is seen grabbing a girl by the hair and the wrist.  The Acting District Attorney said he would not call Kane's actions violent.

This incident with Evander Kane was originally reported as a domestic incident, according to Flaherty.  It's unclear what that original report entailed.

Flaherty said Kane's conduct was arrogant and surly, but admitted his actions did not meet requirements for criminal charges.

The Acting District Attorney said an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal is common for people who are facing non-criminal offenses and have no criminal history.

This is not his first time having legal trouble in Buffalo. In March, prosecutors said Kane would not face a sexual assault charges stemming from a December incident because there was no evidence supporting the allegation.