John Conyers III arrested but not prosecuted in domestic abuse case

John Conyers III arrested but not prosecuted in domestic abuse case
John Conyers (Image: YouTube screen grab)

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John Conyers III, a Detroit hedge fund manager named as a possible successor to his scandal-rocked father, Rep. John Conyers Jr., was arrested in Los Angeles this year on suspicion of domestic violence, but prosecutors declined to charge him, according to documents first obtained by NBC News.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office cited a “lack of independent witnesses” and concluded that it “could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the victim’s injury was not accidentally sustained” while Conyers was disarming her, according to case paperwork.

In addition, prosecutors said the victim had no visible injuries beyond a small stab wound to a lower biceps and no other independent witnesses to what she described as earlier pushing and shoving by Conyers III.

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Conyers was arrested on Feb. 15 at a Los Angeles residence on suspicion of violence against his girlfriend after the woman called police. The woman isn’t named in the document that recorded the decision not to file charges.

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