Steve Francis felony retaliation charge dismissed

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Former NBA All-Star and Houston Rocket Steve Francis will have one charge dismissed, but still faces others.

The former NBA all-star was facing three charges this year. Two of them are in Harris County after Francis was stopped for driving under the influence then allegedly said some inappropriate things to the officers involved in that process.

But after his arrest locally, it was found that there is an open warrant for Francis' arrest for burglary charges out of Florida.

Court documents say that Francis' felony retaliation charge will be dismissed today because it could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

He will still face charges in Florida.

As for the allegation that Francis made what some say are threatening comments to police, here is what his attorney said about that: "People sometimes, when they are under arrest, they will say some things that they probably shouldn't say, but I don't know if he said anything here or whatever, but I know he, there was never any struggle, he never hit a police officer, there was nothing physically involved, whether they had some words at the scene apparently that is what the charge is, but I don't know."
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