It’s not quite clear if it was a slap, or a scratch, but whatever it was it has landed a city commissioner in Dothan, Alabama with misdemeanour assault charges.
Amos Newsome has been charged with third degree assault and slapped with $500 bond following a confrontation between him and a reporter on Tuesday, according to WTVY.
Newsome had been facing some heat from the station and other local news outlets in the lead-up to a vote on his future over several voter fraud convictions related to his 2013 re-election in which he won by 13 votes.
In video of the incident, senior reporter Ken Curtis asked Newsome multiple times if he had plans to resign over the allegations.
Newsome pushed Curtis aside as the two crossed the street from the Dothan City Convention Centre following a commission meeting and Curtis tells the commissioner, “You can’t do that.”
As they reach the parking lot, Curtis still asking for comment, Newsome lashes out with an open hand seeming to claw Curtis in the face with hisRead More »from Caught on camera: Alabama politician strikes reporter asking about fraud allegations