An NYPD cop faces up to four years in prison for allegedly arresting a Bronx man as payback for arguing with him over street parking. In an indictment filed yesterday, Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark charged School Safety officer William Stanley, 43, with ten criminal counts ranging from Unlawful Imprisonment to Falsifying Business Records.

According to Clark, the incident dates back to a March 22nd dispute that Stanley and another officer started with a man who refused to move his car so that the two could park near the NYPD School Safety Division office at 932 Arthur Avenue in Tremont. As the three argued over the parking spot, Orville Walsh, 49, who lived nearby, also got involved. Both officers later complained to their lieutenant.

Prosecutors allege that the next day, Stanley waited outside Walsh's home and quickly arrested him the moment he left his house. Stanley charged Walsh with Disorderly Conduct, claiming he was blocking pedestrian traffic on the sidewalk, and allegedly did not allow him to return inside his home to get his ID.

Stanley then allegedly took Walsh to the 48th precinct, issued him a summons, and told him, "You guys aren't going to be parking here" as he was leaving.

"This police officer allegedly abused his authority to settle a petty score in a months-long parking feud between residents and officers," Clark said in a statement. "He is a 15-year veteran of the NYPD and should have known that such unprofessional conduct undermines the public's trust in law enforcement."

The Disorderly Conduct charge against Walsh was ultimately dropped, and DA spokesperson Patrice O'Shaughnessy told the Times Walsh reported the vendetta arrest to the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

Stanley was arraigned Wednesday and will appear in court February 1, 2017.