President Donald Trump criticized a woman who claims his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers in the 1980s, questioning in a series of tweets Friday her failure to report the incident decades earlier. >> Read more trending news “I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents,” Trump wrote. “I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!” >> From Cox Media Group’s Jamie Dupree: In tweets, President Trump takes direct aim at Kavanaugh accuser The president also slammed Democrats, who he accused of ignoring facts in favor of politics. “They just want to destroy and delay,” Trump wrote. “Facts don’t matter. I go through this with them every single day in D.C.” >> From Cox Media Group’s Jamie Dupree: With Friday deadline, accuser offers testimony next week on Kavanaugh Democrats have called for the FBI to investigate the incident, which became public last week, arguing that a broader investigation into the incident is needed. Trump said earlier this week that he believed the investigation should remain with the Senate Judiciary Committee. “The radical left lawyers want the FBI to get involved NOW. Why didn’t someone call the FBI 36 years ago?” Trump wrote Friday. >> Trump: FBI shouldn't investigate Kavanaugh allegation The president has previously voiced skepticism of the accusation made by Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at California’s Palo Alto University, who on Sunday told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh drunkenly groped her and tried to take off her clothes at a party when they were teenagers in the 1980s. Kavanaugh has denied the incident took place. >> Trump casts doubt on Kavanaugh accuser: 'Very hard for me to imagine anything happened' Still, the president told reporters earlier this week that “we want to give tremendous amounts of time (to the investigation).” Kavanaugh and Ford have been invited to testify Monday in a public hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford’s attorney said Thursday that she might be willing to testify next week, but not on Monday.
An Atlanta police sergeant was awarded more than $100,000 of Forsyth County taxpayer money after a lawsuit was settled last week because he was erroneously arrested for a DUI, WSB-TV reported. >> Read more trending news In August 2017, Sgt. Paul Sparwath called 911 when he saw some teenagers acting suspiciously in his Forsyth County neighborhood and possibly breaking into cars, WSB reported. Forsyth County deputy Tim Sheldon let the teens go, but he told the other deputies he thought he smelled alcohol on Sparwath’s breath, the news station reported. Sparwath had just arrived home after working a side job at an Atlanta nightclub, and he still had on his Atlanta police uniform, WSB reported. Sparwath told Sheldon he had just finished an 18-hour shift, and he insisted he had nothing to drink, the news station reported. After a field sobriety test, Sheldon had concerns about the results and arrested the sergeant. Dash camera video show Sheldon arrested Sparwath. >> Related: Gunman identified in shooting at Wisconsin software company that injured 4 Once they arrived at the Forsyth County Jail, Sparwath took a Breathalyzer, and the results were .007, which is far below the legal limit of .08, the news station reported. A second test showed he had a blood alcohol content of zero. Weeks later, the sheriff’s office dropped the charges, and Sheldon was suspended without pay and transferred to the jail, WSB-TV reported. >> Related: 3 juveniles arrested after alleged shootout near central Florida high school Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman has since apologized to the APD sergeant and said this should have been handled differently, the news station reported. He also said he’s reviewing his policies and retraining his deputies on DUI arrests.