John Conyers III, a Detroit hedge fund manager possibly contending for his father's vacant Congress seat, was cuffed at a Los Angeles residence on February 15, according to case paperwork obtained by the Daily News.
Both Conyers III and his girlfriend called the police following the altercation, according to NBC. Law enforcement sources tell us he accused her of cheating after going through her computer at around 2 AM.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office cited a "lack of independent witnesses", according to NBC, but concluded that it "could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the victim's injury was not accidentally sustained" while he was disarming her.
John Conyers at an awards ceremony in Detroit in 2015.
John Conyers III, the son of embattled Democratic Rep. John Conyers of MI, was arrested under suspicion of domestic abuse in Los Angeles but was not charged, NBC News reported on Wednesday. The argument allegedly escalated into physical violence. she told cops John body slammed her on her bed and on the floor, pinned her down and spit on her. The alleged victim was not named in the prosecutors' document.
The report said they wrestled over a kitchen knife and the woman wound up with a cut on her bicep. He said they started becoming aggressive with each other, and that she threatened him with the knife.
The would-be congressman claimed that she was the one who had tried to stab him and was only cut in the ensuing struggle for the knife.
Conyers III was taken into custody and released in lieu of $50,000 bond the same day, police said.
Conyers Jr., who resigned on Tuesday after a flood of sexual harassment allegations against him, has said that he wants Conyers III to run for his empty seat.
'I have a great family here and especially in my oldest boy, John Conyers III, who incidentally, I endorse to replace me in my seat in Congress, ' the lawmaker said.
His endorsement cast a bright spotlight on John Conyers III, and some alleged violence and driving issues have come to light.
NBC News pointed out that while speaking about sexual assault Conyers III told reporters: "women are to be believed".
John Conyers III is a partner for a Detroit-based, minority-run hedge fund.
On Tuesday the elder Conyers officially resigned from Congress after being dogged by complaints of sexual misconduct.