Controversial News Anchor's NYC Police Case May Be Dismissed

A Philadelphia TV news anchor, accused of hitting a New York City police officer, has left court a free woman after charges against her were reduced.

Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Dina Douglas told 35-year-old Alycia Lane on Monday that if she is not arrested in the next six months, the charges will be dismissed.

The prosecution downgraded the charges from felony assault to misdemeanor obstruction of government administration and harassment.

The district attorney's spokeswoman said the police officer's injuries did not rise to the level required by the felony charge.

Lane, who has been fired from her job, said she is unsure about her professional plans.