County commissioner arrested on assault charge in Memphis
MEMPHIS | A Tennessee county official has been arrested after police said he choked his girlfriend at a fast food restaurant.
Memphis police said Monday that Shelby County Commissioner Justin Ford has been charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment.
Police said Mr. Ford’s girlfriend told officers he physically assaulted and choked her during an argument at a Church’s Chicken on Sunday.
Mr. Ford did not return an email Monday from The Associated Press.
A woman who answered the phone at the commission’s office said she was referring calls for comment on Mr. Ford’s arrest to commission Chairman Melvin Burgess. He did immediately
return the call.