The Douglas County District Attorney has dropped battery charges against Carlton Bragg today per a release. The relevant part of said release says as follows:
Lawrence Police Department detectives became aware that a surveillance video possibly existed and returned to the scene on Saturday, December 10, 2016 and recovered a video. Review of the surveillance video depicted a male and female in the stairwell of the building engaged in an argument. The video depicts a female shoving and slapping the male in the chest numerous times and placing her hands near the neck of the male on at least two occasions. After being struck by female, the male forcefully shoves her away from him causing the female to fall backwards up the ascending stairs behind her.
Additionally, battery charges were filed against Saleeha Soofi. Obviously the two main takeaways here were that Bragg wasn’t the first aggressor and he pushed her up stairs, rather than down a flight of stairs as had been rumored. While he definitely could have handled the situation better and smarter, this is obviously good news for Bragg.
Per Matt Tait, Bill Self has reinstated Bragg: