Alleged Battery in H-F Racquet Club Pool
A woman's complaint of battery got a man charged despite inconclusive physical and video evidence of the crime.
A man was ticketed for the “possibility” of making contact with a female swimmer as they passed each other in the H-F Racquet Club pool.
That woman called police around 8:45 p.m. alleging that a man was bothered because she wouldn't swim faster within their shared lane, and then hit her several times underwater as he passed her.
Officers could find no scratches on the woman’s forearm where she said she had been scratched. Although the man denied the allegation and officers “could not determine" if he had struck her on the club’s video footage, the man was charged with battery.
Homewood police do not release the names of people charged with local ordinance violations, of which the burden of proof is less demanding.
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