Henri Brooks assault case reset to a later date - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Henri Brooks assault case reset to a later date

Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks' Tuesday court date was reset. (Photo Source: SCSO) Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks' Tuesday court date was reset. (Photo Source: SCSO)

(WMC) - Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks' Tuesday court date was reset.

She's charged with simple assault after a parking lot argument between her and another woman in June.

The woman says Brooks attacked her in the Methodist University Hospital parking lot. She says Brooks then snatched up her phone and dumped water on her. Some of the argument was caught on cell phone video and could be used in court.

After the incident, Brooks turned herself in to Memphis police and was charged with simple assault. She was released from jail on a $100 bond.

Brooks has since resigned from Methodist University Hospital, where she had worked as a research specialist for about eight years.

Today Brooks issued a statement titled "Media Continues to Distort the Facts about Henri E. Brooks."

Here's what the statement said:

"As usual, Memphis media is engaged in inaccurate reporting of events and distortion of the facts to fit their particular narrative, rather than do genuine investigation.

I am NOT due in court today! This continued distortion of the facts is yet another example of character assassination engaged in by the media and those who support the status quo, as it relates to Henri E. Brooks.

As much as some people might hate it, I am not available for their sensationalized attempts at ratings. Therefore, tonight when the media tells you that I failed to appear in court, DON'T believe it! There is no truth anywhere close to what they are saying.

Thank you for your continued concern and prayers."

For now, the case is scheduled to be back in court on August 29.

Copyright 2014 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.  

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

    Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:14 AM EST2018-02-22 06:14:16 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:28 PM EST2018-02-23 04:28:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Mourners hug as they leave the funeral of Alaina Petty, in Coral Springs, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.  Petty was a victim of Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, ...(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Mourners hug as they leave the funeral of Alaina Petty, in Coral Springs, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Petty was a victim of Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, ...

    The students who swarmed Florida's state capitol in the wake of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre face pushback in Legislature.

    More >>

    The students who swarmed Florida's state capitol in the wake of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre face pushback in Legislature.

    More >>
  • 'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits South Korean dog meat farm

    'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits South Korean dog meat farm

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:05 AM EST2018-02-23 08:05:09 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:48 AM EST2018-02-23 12:48:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, left, and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas watch dogs in cages at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea. Kenworthy saved five stray dogs during the S...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, left, and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas watch dogs in cages at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea. Kenworthy saved five stray dogs during the S...

    The Associated Press joined American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy on a tour of a Korean dog meat farm that's about to be shuttered by the Humane Society International.

    More >>

    The Associated Press joined American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy on a tour of a Korean dog meat farm that's about to be shuttered by the Humane Society International.

    More >>
  • Police: father killed 5-year-old son, buried him in backyard

    Police: father killed 5-year-old son, buried him in backyard

    Friday, February 23 2018 5:09 AM EST2018-02-23 10:09:31 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 5:09 AM EST2018-02-23 10:09:31 GMT
    Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard. (Source: WGCL/CNN)Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard. (Source: WGCL/CNN)

    Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard.

    More >>

    Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly