‘The Wire’ actor Pierce arrested after scuffle over Democratic politics


ATLANTA Actor Wendell Pierce, who starred in HBO’s “The Wire,” was arrested in Atlanta over a weekend and charged with battery after an rumpus sparked by differences in opinion about a U.S. presidential race, military pronounced on Monday.

The occurrence occurred early Saturday morning after Pierce, a Hillary Clinton backer, got into a domestic discuss with a integrate during a Loews Atlanta Hotel, according to an Atlanta Police Department detain report. Media reports pronounced a integrate upheld Clinton opposition Bernie Sanders for a Democratic nomination.

The military news pronounced Pierce followed a integrate by a hotel and attempted to force his approach into their room, and also that he pulled a woman’s hoodie off and strike her in a head. Pierce denied a allegations, military said, and no one indispensable medical attention.

Pierce’s member could not be reached for comment.

On Monday, Rutgers University-Newark pronounced Pierce had cold as a orator for a school’s derivation this week, citing a incident.

Pierce declined to give a chateau “in sequence to assure that derivation 2016 will be a jubilee of a accomplishments of a students, giveaway from distractions,” a propagandize pronounced in a statement, adding that publisher Soledad O’Brien would reinstate him as speaker.

“In further to his purpose as Baltimore military investigator Bunk Moreland on HBO’s critically acclaimed ‘The Wire,’ Pierce, 52, is also famous for roles on radio shows including “Treme” and “The Odd Couple” as good as a film “Selma.”

He was arrested early on Saturday and expelled after posting a $1,000 bond, according to military and jail records.

Media reports pronounced Pierce, whose chateau was listed as Pasadena, California, was staying during a Atlanta hotel while sharpened a film.

(Additional stating by Chris Michaud; Editing by Colleen Jenkins and Alan Crosby)


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