In this July 16, 2011 photo, John Conyers, III poses with his father Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., in Detroit. John Conyers’ resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he’s held for more than a half-century. The 88-year-old endorsed his son, political neophyte John Conyers III. (Ricardo Thomas /Detroit News via AP)
This photo provided by the Los Angeles County Superior Court shows what appears to be a wound closed by stitches on the arm of John Conyers III’s former girlfriend. The photo was introduced as evidence when the woman filed for a restraining order against Conyers, the son of former Democratic Rep. John Conyers, after he was arrested in February 2017 in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence. (Los Angeles County Superior Court via AP)
This photo provided by the Los Angeles County Superior Court shows what appear to be bruises on the arms of John Conyers III’s former girlfriend, which she said came from being grabbed by Conyers in July 2016. (Los Angeles County Superior Court via AP)
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and JEFF KAROUB Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — The son of former Democratic Rep. John Conyers, who’s a possible candidate for his father’s vacated U.S. House seat, was arrested in February in Los Angeles after his girlfriend told police he body-slammed and then stabbed her during an argument, but prosecutors declined to bring charges.
Documents obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday show John Conyers III’s girlfriend had a small cut to her arm. Prosecutors said they didn’t have independent witnesses and didn’t believe they could prove the victim’s injuries weren’t accidental.
The arrest was first reported by NBC.
Conyers, 27, told police he accidentally stabbed her after she threatened him with a knife, he disarmed her and they struggled. The girlfriend said she grabbed the knife for protection after he body-slammed her, pinned her down and spit on her. She said he took the knife…