Bedford psychologist says he'll sue police over bathroom spying case

Timothy O’Connor of The Lower Hudson Journal reports:

A Bedford psychologist, falsely accused of spying on patients in his office bathroom, yesterday informed New York City officials he intends to sue over his March 26 arrest.

Robert Reiner, an New York University psychologist who has appeared on MTV, talk shows and network television, was charged with felony unlawful surveillance after a patient found a light bulb that was actually a surveillance camera screwed into an outlet in Reiner’s bathroom at his Upper East Side office. The patient called police and Reiner was arrested, spending one night in jail.

But it turns out the bulb was unwittingly put in the outlet by a contractor Reiner hired to do some work at the office. On May 1, prosecutors in New York City dropped the charge, saying in court that Reiner had not been spying on his patients.

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