Assault and Battery on a Household Member - Clerk's Hearing - No Complaint Issued

AM, a 26-year-old waiter, had a loud yelling fight with his girlfriend (now ex-girlfriend). His girlfriend punched AM repeatedly in the arm after AM put his finger to her lips in an effort to "shush" her. His girlfriend called the police. AM left her apartment. Girlfriend told the police that AM had "covered [her] mouth with his hand." The police sent AM a notice of a Magistrate's hearing.

AM hired Attorney Henry Fasoldt to represent him at the hearing.

The clerk declined to issue the complaint.