Alabama dentist cleared of assault charges at football game
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama dentist has been cleared of charges he slapped a child during a youth football game last year.
The Tuscaloosa News reported that Marcus Dempsey was acquitted of a misdemeanor harassment charge in Tuscaloosa Municipal Court this week.
Dempsey’s attorney Jay Struck said the city’s police department conducted an incomplete investigation and his client was a victim of unwarranted publicity.
Dempsey was working as a member of the crew that handles the first-down yardage markers when his son was knocked unconscious during a tackle during an Oct. 4 game.
Stuck said Dempsey was accused of hitting a player with criminal intent as he headed on the field to help his son.
The attorney issued a statement from Dempsey that said he was pleased with the judge’s decision.
Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, http://www.tuscaloosanews.com