Latest Assault and battery News

Chicago prosecutor recuses herself from Jussie Smollett case

Feb. 20, 2019 11:51 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top prosecutor recused herself from the investigation into the attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett shortly after police requested another interview with the actor. The office of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx offered few specifics Tuesday when announcing that...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Feb. 20, 2019 9:12 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. Some key moments in the story: Jan. 29 — Jussie Smollett tells police he was physically attacked by two men in downtown Chicago...

Police dismiss tip Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

Feb. 20, 2019 2:07 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police investigated but dismissed a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and released from custody in the probe, a department spokesman said...

Oklahoma teens accused of rape accept lesser charge

Feb. 19, 2019 9:14 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Four former Oklahoma high school players accused of raping a teammate with a pool cue have been ordered to pay $300 in restitution, plus fines and court costs. The Tulsa World reports , citing court records it obtained, that a juvenile judge allowed the four on Jan. 18 to stipulate to...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Feb. 19, 2019 6:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. Some key moments in the story: Jan. 29 — Jussie Smollett tells Chicago police he was physically attacked by two men in downtown...

Aurora gunman's family: 'We deeply apologize' for shootings

Feb. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The family of the man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse is offering condolences to the victims' families, with one relative saying "we deeply apologize" for the killings. Gary Martin , 45, died Friday in a shootout with police after he killed...

New hate-crime charges filed in Florida MLK confrontation

Feb. 19, 2019 2:18 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — An armed white man who got into a traffic confrontation with a group of black teenagers protesting housing inequality on Martin Luther King Jr. Day has been charged with hate crimes, prosecutors said Tuesday. Mark Bartlett, 51, is charged with three counts of aggravated assault with prejudice...

Bengals RB Mark Walton is facing a drug charge in Florida

Feb. 18, 2019 1:48 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors say Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton is facing a marijuana possession charge in Florida. Walton was arrested late Friday on an unrelated battery charge after police say he got into an argument with a Miami couple about his SUV blocking a parking garage entrance. The drug...

Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

Feb. 18, 2019 7:15 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police said Sunday they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett after receiving new information that "shifted" their investigation of a reported attack on the "Empire" actor. The trajectory of the investigation "shifted" after detectives questioned two brothers...

Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seized

Feb. 17, 2019 11:26 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six other people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun. Months later, a second background check of Gary Martin found his 1995...