Whitman County Prosecutor Says No Charges Against Luani
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Whitman County Prosecuting Attorney has decided not to charge Washington State football player Shalom Luani in connection with a fight at a Pullman pizza parlor that left one man with a broken nose.
Prosecutor Denis Tracy said Monday that the investigation showed that Luani probably threw the punch on Aug. 24 that broke the nose of one man. But Tracy says that a jury could also believe that Luani was acting in self-defense.
Luani is one of four Washington State football players who have been arrested for investigation of assault in recent weeks. Tracy has not made charging decisions in the other cases.
Luani sat out the first game of the season, but has played in the past two games.
The Pullman Police Department had recommended that Luani be charged with second degree assault.