Atlanta Journal Constitution]
Police called to Houston-Brown
home in Alpharetta
By TASGOLA KARLA BRUNER
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer
Fulton County police want singer Bobby Brown to explain what happened
during an alleged altercation with his wife Whitney Houston that left her
with a cut lip and a bruise on her cheek.
On Sunday, Fulton County Police responded to a call by Houston to the
couple's home in Alpharetta at the County Club of the South subdivision at
about 8:30 p.m. Houston told police Brown struck her on the left side of
her face with an open right hand. The responding officer saw a bruise on
Houston's cheek and a cut inside her upper lip, said Kurtis Young, a
spokesman for the Fulton County Police Department.
"It was a verbal confrontation which escalated to a physical
confrontation," said Young, who would not give details on why the couple
By the time an officer reached the home Brown had left for California,
Young said. He said police are now trying to reach him to get his side of
Young said police have a phone number for Brown in California and have a
"general idea" of where he is but have not yet been able to contact him.
No charges have been filed. Asked if Houston would press charges, Young
said: "I can't speak for her. She did call police and a report was filed."
He added that Houston is not needed for charges to be filed because it is
now under investigation as an alleged domestic violence incident.
"The report has been filed and wheels of justice are in motion and it
depends on where the investigation leads," Young said.
9 DECEMBER 2003
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