A city commissioner in Alabama faces assault charges after hitting a reporter from Dothan CBS affiliate WTVY twice in the face as the reporter tried to ask him questions Tuesday.
The Dothan Eagle reports Ken Curtis was trying to ask commissioner Amos Newsome about allegations of voter fraud in Newsome’s 2013 election:
When Curtis asked Newsome if he planned to resign, Newsome struck him with an open hand two times, causing Curtis to bleed on his right check.
Curtis and WTVY management met with police after the incident and plan to pursue third degree assault charges against Newsome. Third degree assault is a Class A misdemeanor.