John Conyers III, with his father, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., 2011.
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John Conyers III, the son is indignant Rep. John Conyers, was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence early this year, but was not charged, NBC News reported on Wednesday.
Conyers III arrested Feb. 15 after his girlfriend called the police. The unknown woman said the younger Conyers accused her of cheating on him, then “body slammed her to the bed, and then to the floor where he has you pinned down and spat on her,” says a state’s attorney report quoted NBC News. The woman claimed that Conyers III, picked up her phone to call if they tried, the police, chased her into the kitchen and swung a knife in her, what a cut on your arm.
Conyers III, argued that the woman drank alcohol and marijuana and tried to get him out of her house before she began to push and shove each other. He said she threatened him with a knife and cut themselves, as they fought.
NBC reported that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office decided not to move forward with the case, citing a “lack of independent witnesses” and their conclusions that it is “not proven, beyond a reasonable doubt that the victim of the injury was accidentally sustained.”
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Representative Conyers, D-Mich., his resignation from the Congress announced on Tuesday in the Wake of multiple sexual harassment charges and approved Conyers III, to follow him.
“My heritage may not be impaired, diminished or in any way by what we are now,” the legislator told a local radio show. “This will also pass. My legacy will continue through my children.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.