John Conyers III, whose name has surfaced as a possible successor to his father's seat in the House of Representatives, was allegedly arrested on charges of domestic abuse but never prosecuted.

NBC News discovered that Conyers was arrested in February of this year on suspicion of violence toward his girlfriend, after she called the police.

The girlfriend said that Conyers III suspected her of cheating after he went through her computer. She told police that he "body slammed her on the bed and then on the floor where he pinned her down and spit on her," the report says.

The alleged victim reports that Conyers took her phone when she attempted to call police, then chased her into the kitchen where she grabbed a knife. She added that he grabbed the knife from her, swung, and cut her arm.

LA's District Attorney's office decided not to prosecute, citing a "lack of independent witnesses" and concluded that it "could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the victim’s injury was not accidentally sustained."