Charges dropped against former SCSO spokesman - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Charges dropped against former SCSO spokesman

Bentley "Chip" Washington (Source: SCSO) Bentley "Chip" Washington (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Domestic violence charges against former Shelby County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chip Washington have been dropped.

The district attorney said the case was dismissed on two conditions: Washington must undergo counseling and write a public apology.

Washington was accused of punching his former girlfriend multiple times

Memphis Police said the altercation started after a Facebook post about the victim’s new boyfriend.

Washington made an apology on his Facebook page that said, in part:

"In an effort to set the record straight, I want to make it clear that the victim, had done nothing wrong. I am the one that was wrong and was the one at fault."

Washington resigned as SCSO’s public information officer in April.

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