Sean Avery Arrested at Home in Hollywood Hills

Former Kings Sean Avery arrested for battery on a police officer.

By Kevin LaBeach
|  Friday, Aug 5, 2011  |  Updated 11:55 AM EDT
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New York Ranger and former LA King Sean Avery was arrested Friday morning for battery on a police officer.

Avery was having a party at his home in the Hollywood Hills a little after midnight, according to police. It was the second time officers had come to the residence after getting complaints of loud music.

When officers came to the house, Avery argued with police and attempted to go back inside his house, pushing an officer out of the way.

Avery then slammed the door and refused to come out. Officers continued to talk to Avery, asking him to come out, but he refused and additional officers were called to the location.

Avery finally did come out and was cooperative. He was then arrested for battery of a police officer, which carries a bail of $20,000, according to the Hollywood Division watch commander.

A court appearance was scheduled for Sept. 2 in downtown Los Angeles, according to the sheriff's department.

The 31-year-old Avery played for the Kings from 2003-2007. He also played in Detroit and Dallas.

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