Latest Assault and battery News

Cops: Florida man stabbed nephew for hogging bathroom

Apr. 24, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 72-year-old Florida man repeatedly stabbed his nephew because he was taking too long in the bathroom. Volusia County Sheriff's deputies and DeLand police arrived Tuesday to find the 29-year-old victim with wounds in his stomach and back. Investigators said the victim...

Texas officer charged for killing man who ran over his foot

Apr. 24, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

BURNET, Texas (AP) — A Texas police officer is charged with murder for fatally shooting a man who ran over his foot. Burnet (BER'-net) Police Chief Paul Nelson says former Patrol Sgt. Russell Butler also had been fired for violating the department's use of force policy. KVUE television reports Butler was...

Chiefs' addition of Clark another controversial decision

Apr. 24, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have made a habit of inciting controversy during the NFL draft in the Andy Reid era by acquiring players that have a history of off-the-field issues. This year, they didn't even wait until the draft. The Chiefs swung a blockbuster trade with the Seattle...

St. Louis prosecutor urges steps for bail-posting nonprofit

Apr. 24, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis' top prosecutor on Wednesday urged a nonprofit group to review court records before posting bail for inmates, days after a man freed from jail was charged with killing his wife soon after his release. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner also asked the Bail Project to contact her office...

Alabama police chief "disgusted" by arrest video

Apr. 24, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police chief said Wednesday that he is "disgusted" by a video recording showing an officer threatening and cursing a woman during a traffic stop that turned violent. Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson commented during a news conference in which he released police...

Cosby renews attacks on trial judge as he seeks bail

Apr. 24, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Imprisoned actor Bill Cosby is renewing attacks on a Pennsylvania trial judge as he seeks bail while he appeals his sex-assault conviction. Lawyers for the 81-year-old Cosby filed a bail motion Wednesday with the state Superior Court. They complained that in the seven months since...

The Latest: Alabama police chief 'disgusted' by arrest video

Apr. 24, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on a videotaped arrest by Alabama police (all times local): 11:45 a.m. An Alabama police chief says he's "disgusted" by a video recording showing an officer threatening and cursing a woman during a traffic stop that turned violent. Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson...

Court: Man's conviction OK despite ex's counselor on jury

Apr. 24, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

SANDUSKY, Mich. (AP) — Can you get a fair trial if your ex-wife's marriage counselor is on the jury? The Michigan appeals court says yes. Jason Nelson was convicted of assault in Sanilac County in 2017. He says he didn't realize until after the trial that one of the jurors was a marriage counselor who had...

Hate charge: White man drove car at interracial couple

Apr. 24, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A white Louisiana man is charged with a hate crime after allegedly running down an interracial couple. News outlets report Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies say 50-year-old James Descant holds "disdain" for mixed couples. Deputies say the black man and white woman were standing...

Brothers sue Jussie Smollett's lawyers, claiming defamation

Apr. 23, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself sued the "Empire" actor's attorneys on Tuesday, accusing them of defamation by continuing to insist publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack on Smollett despite knowing...