Latest Domestic assault News

Parents injured after son reportedly hits them with car

Sep. 14, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city council member and his wife are recovering after being hit by a car allegedly driven by their son. WAFF-TV reports Athens Police say Councilman Frank Travis called 911 about midnight Thursday. When officers responded to his home, they found him and his wife, Sharon,...

Misdemeanor arrest rules make things tougher for police

Sep. 14, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — On Aug. 27 Idaho Falls Police Department officers responded to a report of a battery near 14th Street. The incident was relatively minor. A woman in her 50s had reportedly hit her roommate in the mouth, causing a cut lip. Police cited the attacker for misdemeanor battery, ordering...

NFL suspends Bills' Tyrel Dodson 6 games for domestic abuse

Sep. 13, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Buffalo Bills rookie linebacker Tyrel Dodson for six games as a result of an alleged altercation with his girlfriend at her home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dodson was suspended for violating the league's personal conduct policy Thursday, a day after the player...

Ex-Camp Pendleton commander faces domestic violence charges

Sep. 13, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps says a former commanding officer at Camp Pendleton will face charges related to domestic violence allegations that cost him his command earlier this year. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday that Lt. Col. Francisco Zavala is accused of assault, destruction of...

Tennessee CB Thompson permitted to return to practice

Sep. 11, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee cornerback Bryce Thompson has returned to practice less than three weeks after his arrest on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge. When he will start playing again remains uncertain. Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said Wednesday in a university release that he believes...

Tennessee deputy fired, accused of domestic violence

Sep. 11, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a detention deputy has been fired after he was arrested during a domestic violence dispute. News outlets report former Williamson County Sheriff's Office Deputy William Watterud was charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment. Spokeswoman...

Phoenix police officers fatally shoot armed man after attack

Sep. 10, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say a man has been fatally shot in west Phoenix after he allegedly attacked his mother with a knife. The man has been identified as 47-year-old Hector Miranda. Police say officers responded to a call of domestic violence at a residence around 4:30 p.m. Monday. They say the woman...

Officers named in East Harford police shooting

Sep. 10, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities released the names Tuesday of two Connecticut police officers involved in the shooting death of a high school psychologist while responding to a domestic violence call. Windham State's Attorney Anne Mahoney said East Hartford Police officers Andre Lyew and Daniel...

Massachusetts judge faces domestic assault charge

Sep. 10, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts judge is facing a domestic assault charge after authorities say she grabbed her wife by the hair and pulled her head back during an argument. Prosecutors say Superior Court Judge Shannon Frison was released on personal recognizance after a court appearance Monday on a charge...

New Mexico officer faces charges after girlfriend injured

Sep. 10, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

CHAMA, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico police officer is facing charges after deputies found his girlfriend bleeding from the head. KRQE-TV reports Cuba Police Officer Christopher Blea was arrested Saturday evening following a phone call from a neighbor. Rio Arriba Sheriff's Office Major Randy Sanches says an...