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Who is Jeffrey Pollock ?
Attorney Jeffrey Pollock tells PEOPLE he was attempting to attend a hearing Wednesday when the braces holding up his pants repeatedly set off the building’s security magnetometer.
A Pennsylvania attorney says he is “mortified” and “embarrassed” after he was arrested for removing his pants in Allegheny County Family Court during a heated security check.
Jeffrey Pollock tells PEOPLE that he was trying to attend a hearing Wednesday in Pittsburgh court when suspenders, a type of clipless suspenders, placed on his pants repeatedly activated the building’s magnetometer.
Pollock claims that he came to court on Wednesday before the hearing. Before going through the magnetometer, he says he removed his coat from his suit and placed it, along with his wallet, keys and cell phone, with his briefcase inside a security container.
How old is Jeffrey Pollock ?
He is 59 year old.
Arrested and Charged
The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release that Pollock removed his pants at the Family Division Complex after a “heated discussion” with a security officer. Police say he was charged with disorderly conduct.
Pollock, who has been working in family court since the 1990s, alleges that he never raised his voice and does not believe that he was arrested. He claims that he was only told that they would mail him a subpoena and a subpoena.
Disorderly conduct is a summary offense under Pennsylvania law unless the defendant intends to cause “substantial harm or serious inconvenience, or persists in the disorderly conduct after a reasonable warning or request to desist.”
“They didn’t arrest me. They didn’t fingerprint me. They didn’t process me and they gave me bail. No photo was taken for a mugshot,” Pollock tells People.
While walking through the magnetometer, Pollock tells PEOPLE that he saw a series of light alerts that went off. He alleges the same thing happened when he was wearing the braces in court on Monday and Tuesday and that security officers on duty had used a wand to clean it.
Pollock says that he tried to go through the magnetometer a second time while he covered the metal parts of his braces. When that didn’t work, a security officer allegedly asked her to remove the suspenders, which she believed to be suspenders.
Pollock tells PEOPLE that he later told the officer that he had been “wandered”
Pollock tells PEOPLE that he later told the officer that he had been “wandered” before, but that the officer allegedly still refused. He claims that a male officer with whom he had previously had tense interactions approached and allegedly yelled in his ear, “Will you take off your suspenders or go out the front door and not come back.”
“I was surprised,” he tells PEOPLE.
“I just looked around, walked back through the magnetometer to the other side, took my shoulder straps off, unbuttoned my pants, and I think they might have said something like ‘Whoa, whoa, what are you doing?’ – and I folded my pants, put them in the bin and walked. ”
In doing so, Pollock was wearing nothing but his shirt and underwear. The attorney says he tried to put the pants back on when the deputy sheriff on duty handcuffed him before “taking” him to the office without the pants on.
“Suddenly, they detain me. They take me downstairs to the holding cell,” he tells PEOPLE. “They sit me down. They do a body search.”
After 45 minutes, Pollock was released.
In the press release, the Sheriff’s Office warned “anyone who attends the Family Court Division that visible underwear is not part of the dress code.”
Pollock tells PEOPLE that the act “was not done in a premeditated manner”
Pollock tells PEOPLE that the act “was not done in a premeditated manner” and claims that his underwear was not even visible. He says the attention the police press release attracted has been “damaging” to his reputation.
“I certainly hope and hope to be vindicated because I did not do anything illegal,” adds the lawyer.
The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Department could not immediately be reached for comment prior to publication.