Menacing Charge for Joe Mixon Dismissed
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon had a misdemeanor menacing charge against him officially dismissed by the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office on Friday, according to ESPN’s Ben Baby.
Per the report, the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office requested that the aggravated menacing charge against Mixon be dismissed, according to an official filing that was issued on Friday afternoon.
According to a complain that was issued on Thursday, police claim that Mixon, 26, pointed a firearm at a woman, which is a first-degree misdemeanor in Ohio.
“We need additional investigation before we would move forward with this case,” a prosecutor told county judge Curt Kissinger, according to WCPO-TV. Additionally, the Cincinnati Police Department admitted to a protocol lapse that led to the case being reassigned within its department after a directive was not followed, via a statement that was issued to local news outlets on Friday.
“Understanding that this particular case possibly involved a ‘high-profile individual,’ supervision from CPD instructed the case investigator to submit the case for a cursory review before any possible charge was filed to ensure completeness of the investigation,” the statement said. “Once all evidence is fully examined, criminal charges can be refiled at a later date.”