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Politics Conyers' son was accused of domestic abuse but not charged, report says

10:51  07 december  2017
10:51  07 december  2017 Source:   foxnews.com

Conyers will decide in coming days whether to resign

  Conyers will decide in coming days whether to resign An attorney for Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) said Friday that the embattled congressman would make a decision in the coming days about whether to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment. "We will discuss in the next day or so what Mr. Conyers plans to do," Arnold Reed, a lawyer for Conyers, said at a news conference.

John Conyers III, the son of scandalized Rep. John Conyers , was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic abuse early this year but wasn't charged , multiple outlets The report added that neither Conyers nor his girlfriend have criminal histories or reported domestic violence incidents.

John Conyers III, son of the retired Representative John Conyers Jr., at a movie premiere in July.CreditCreditAaron J. Thornton/Getty Images. As issues of sexual harassment and abuse roil Washington, any violent altercation against a woman could doom his effort to take the seat that his

John Conyers et al. posing for the camera: John Conyers III with his father, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., in 2011. © Provided by Fox News John Conyers III with his father, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., in 2011.

John Conyers III, the son of scandalized Rep. John Conyers, was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic abuse early this year but wasn't charged, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

Conyers III, 27, was arrested on Feb. 15 after his girlfriend called the police. The unidentified woman said the younger Conyers accused her of cheating on him, then "body slammed her on the bed and then on the floor where he pinned her down and spit on her," according to a district attorney's report quoted by NBC News. The woman claimed that Conyers III took her phone when she tried to call police, chased her into the kitchen and swung a knife at her, resulting in a cut on her arm.

Conyers' son was arrested for domestic abuse but not prosecuted

  Conyers' son was arrested for domestic abuse but not prosecuted Conyers was arrested after a fight with his girlfriend in Los Angeles, but prosecutors declined to charge him.The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office cited a "lack of independent witnesses" and their conclusion that it "could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the victim's injury was not accidentally sustained" while he was disarming her, according to case paperwork.

John Conyers III, the son of embattled Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), had been accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend in a domestic dispute in February, reports say . Police later arrested him for domestic violence , but the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office dropped the charges .

John Conyers III, the son of embattled Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, was arrested under suspicion of domestic abuse in Los Angeles but was not charged , NBC News reported on She said Conyers became aggressive after going through her computer and accusing her of cheating.

Conyers III asserted that the woman had been drinking and using marijuana and tried to throw him out of her home before they began pushing and shoving one another. He said she threatened him with a knife and cut herself as they struggled.

The arrest was first reported by NBC. A photo included in court records showed the wound, which appeared to be a few inches long and was stitched closed. The records also included photos of bruises, which the woman said came from being grabbed by Conyers in July 2016.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office chose not to move forward with the February case, citing a "lack of independent witnesses" and investigators' conclusions that it "could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the victim’s injury was not accidentally sustained." The report added that neither Conyers nor his girlfriend have criminal histories or reported domestic violence incidents.

Former top staffer accuses Conyers of inappropriate touching

  Former top staffer accuses Conyers of inappropriate touching A former deputy chief of staff said Rep. John Conyers made an unwanted sexual advance toward her and touched her inappropriately twice in the late 1990s, the Detroit News reported Tuesday, in the latest sexual misconduct allegations against the veteran lawmaker.Deanna Maher, 77, who ran a Michigan office for Conyers from 1997 to 2005, told The Detroit News that there were three instances of inappropriate conduct.She says the first was in 1997, when she rejected his offer to share a hotel room and have sex.The others involved unwanted touching in a car in 1998 and unwanted touching of her legs under her dress in 1999.

John Conyers Jr., was arrested in Los Angeles this year on suspicion of domestic violence , but Conyers was arrested on Feb. 15 at a Los Angeles residence on suspicion of violence against his girlfriend The report obtained by NBC News reflects that Conyers gave police a similar account. "All criminal charges were dismissed and a restraining order was entered as a cooling-off measure

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After his girlfriend filed for a restraining order in March, Conyers responded in court documents, saying she has "a history of mental illness and has made previous false allegations." A judge granted the restraining order, which remains in effect until March 2018.

Conyers told The New York Times in a story published Wednesday evening that the woman cut herself during the struggle and he was "regretful for any part I played in escalating the altercation."

"The entire incident was a result of an accident. He had confronted her that she was cheating on him and she got violent," Jerome Bradford, the attorney who represented Conyers in the criminal case, told the Associated Press. 

"I believe what happened that night was a result of Mr. Conyers breaking up with her after he discovered she was being untrue," Bradford said. "I believe that that's what it is all about -- a scorned woman."

Representative Conyers, D-Mich., announced his retirement from Congress on Tuesday in the wake of multiple sexual harassment accusations and endorsed Conyers III to succeed him.

"My legacy can't be compromised or diminished in any way by what we're going through now," the lawmaker told a local radio show. "This, too, shall pass. My legacy will continue through my children."

John Conyers III is a partner for a Detroit-based, minority-run hedge fund.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

The Latest: Attorney: John Conyers has no plans to resign .
An attorney for U.S. Rep. John Conyers says the lawmaker has no plans to resign amid sexual harassment allegations.Detroit-area lawyer Arnold Reed told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the 88-year-old Democrat is going to fight claims that he inappropriately touched several women when they worked on his staff.Reed says anyone making such claims should be prepared to back them up.Last week, BuzzFeed News reported that Conyers had settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman on his staff who alleged she was fired because she rejected his sexual advances.

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