• Former officer accused of assaulting woman given new court date


    HICKORY, N.C. - A former Hickory police officer accused of slamming a woman to the ground was supposed to make his first court appearance Friday.

    Instead, a judge moved Robery George's new court date to June 2.

    Investigators said George attacked Chelsea Doolittle during a fight about how she parked her car.

    He is charged with assault.

    The police department fired him after the accusations in January.

    Doolittle is charged with resisting arrest.

    Former Hickory police officer accused of excessive force.

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