Conyers III Arrested for Domestic Violence

Earlier this year, John Conyers III -- former Congressman John Conyers’ choice to succeed him, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in an altercation that led to his then-girlfriend being stabbed, but prosecutors did not charge him. Documents obtained by NBC News show that the LA 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 -- small stab wound to her lower bicep -- was not accidentally sustained." The younger Conyers' then-girlfriend said a physical altercation occurred after he suspected her of cheating and went through her computer. She told police that he "body slammed her on the bed and then on the floor, where he pinned her down and spit on her." She said when she tried to call the police, he took her phone and then chased her into the kitchen, where she grabbed a knife and told him to leave. By her account, he took the knife and swung it at her, cutting her arm. These allegations will most certainly surface on the campaign trail -- if he decides to run. The younger Conyers tells CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson that he was "caught off-guard" by his father's endorsement. "I appreciate his endorsement," he said. "I was caught off-guard. I'm not saying I don't want it. He endorsed me, and he didn't have to do it. I was surprised in the manner in which he did it because I haven't made up my mind about what I plan to do." More here.

Brenda Arredondo