Officer captured on video hitting man convicted of assault

U.S. 06/12/19, 10:46

A former police sergeant in Georgia who was captured on video hitting a man during a traffic stop has been convicted of aggravated assault and battery.The Gwinnett County district attorney's office said Wednesday that Michael Bongiovanni pleaded no contest Tuesday.Cellphone video showed Bongiovanni hitting Demetrius Hollins as he stood with ...

Chef Mario Batali pleads not guilty to assault charge

Entertainment 05/24/19, 08:31

Celebrity chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid several sexual misconduct accusations, pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017.Batali, 58, wearing his signature red ponytail and a blazer, did not speak during the brief hearing but ...

Celebrity chef Mario Batali facing assault charge in Boston

Entertainment 05/22/19, 21:03

Celebrity chef Mario Batali is facing criminal charges on allegations that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017.The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office says Batali is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a charge of indecent assault and battery.The Boston Globe reports that a ...

4 arrested in connection with assault after playoff game

Hockey 05/15/19, 08:44

Transit police in Massachusetts say four people have been arrested in connection with an assault just hours after the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes in a playoff game.Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police posted surveillance images of five suspects online, many wearing Bruins clothing, and announced Wednesday that based on ...

Doctor charged with driving drunk, striking pedestrians

U.S. 05/15/19, 08:11

Authorities have charged a prominent Massachusetts doctor with driving drunk, striking three pedestrians in a crosswalk and then leaving the scene.Dr. Michael Watkins, a vascular surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, was released on $1,500 bail after pleading not guilty Tuesday to charges including assault and battery by means of a ...

Charges against Redskins safety Montae Nicholson dropped

Football 05/14/19, 12:51

Charges against Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson stemming from an altercation in December have been dropped.Loudoun County Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Amy McMullen confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the case against Nicholson has been dismissed. McMullen said attorney Michael Harrington, who represented victim Lamar Rolle, said his client ...

Spacey’s lawyers returning to court in bar groping case

Entertainment 04/04/19, 00:09

A judge will consider motions filed by lawyers for Kevin Spacey, who's charged with groping an 18-year-old man on Nantucket in 2016.The Oscar-winning former "House of Cards" actor won't be present for Thursday's hearing at Nantucket District Court.Spacey's attorneys have been seeking to preserve phone and electronic records between the ...

Ex-Celtic Jabari Bird makes plea in domestic assault case

Basketball 03/11/19, 14:15

Former Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird is awaiting sentencing after making a plea in a case accusing him of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.The 24-year-old Bird was released on bail after the hearing Monday pending sentencing May 28.He pleaded to sufficient facts. The plea is not an admission of guilt but acknowledges ...

Prosecutors weigh charges for Pennsylvania official arrested

U.S. 03/08/19, 15:54

Prosecutors said Friday they are weighing criminal charges against an elected official from Pennsylvania after she had an altercation with police officers at a Detroit hotel.Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner interfered with officers as they were preparing to remove her husband, Khari Mosley, from the premises of the Westin Book ...

Hearing set in case accusing Kevin Spacey of groping man

Entertainment 03/04/19, 01:38

Attorneys for Kevin Spacey are heading back to court in the case accusing the disgraced actor of groping an 18-year-old man at a Massachusetts bar in 2016.A pretrial hearing is set for Monday in the Nantucket District Court. The judge has said that Spacey is not required to attend, but ...

Chicago police arrest 2 black suspects in attack on Smollett

Entertainment 02/15/19, 16:20

The investigation into black actor Jussie Smollett's account of being beaten in a racist, anti-gay attack took a sharp turn Friday when police announced the arrest of two black men they believe assaulted the "Empire" cast member. At least one of the men worked on "Empire," police said. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi ...

Update: Police says men arrested in Smollett case are black

Entertainment 02/15/19, 15:07

The Latest on the attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A Chicago police spokesman confirms that the two suspects arrested in the reported hate crime involving black actor Jussie Smollett are black. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi also says the suspects were arrested on suspicion of assault and battery. ...

Redskins’ Nicholson arrested, charged with assault & battery

Football 12/18/18, 15:36

Redskins safety Montae Nicholson was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with assault and battery and being drunk in public stemming from a fight at a restaurant and retail complex near the team's practice facility in Ashburn, Virginia.Loudoun County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kraig Troxell confirmed Nicholson's arrest. He says the ...

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