KU Basketball Player Carlton Bragg Cleared Of Domestic Violence Charges After Proving GF Lied About Incident
Kansas Jayhawks basketball player Carlton Bragg has been reinstated by the team after a Lawrence DA dismissed the battery charge against him when it was revealed that his ex-girlfriend exaggerated the incident and left out the part that she initiated the physical violence.
At the time, prosecutors and police gave few details of the investigation. Prosecutors did in today’s press release. They said that when officers arrived at the location in the 1000 block of Emery Road, Soofi told them she got in an argument with Bragg near a stairwell and, during the argument, Bragg punched her and shoved her down the stairs. Bragg, in his interview, told police that he was in an argument with Soofi but denied hitting her.
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.
Braggs ex-girlfriend, Saleeha Soofi, has been arrested and battery charges have been brought against her instead.