Defense Attorney Comments on Controversial Police Arrest Photos Of John Williams

May 2, 2018

Two photographs of the man accused of killing a Sheriff's Deputy last week in Norridewock have gotten numerous comments on social media and otherwise.

One picture shows John Williams laying on his stomach at the time of his capture with a hand lifting his head by his hair. State Police say Williams was in this position because he was uncooperative and authorities had to facilitate the picture.

In the second photo, taken when he was booked, Williams has a black eye which authorities say happened as Williams was being arrested.

Attorney Patrick Nickerson is one of Williams' court appointed lawyers

“I'll need to wait and see what the explanation is from law enforcement, really, before I can form an opinion, and then compare that to how Mr. Williams recalls receiving those injuries,” Nickerson says.