MAYWOOD, Ill. (CBS) — Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman’s wife has dropped the domestic violence charges that led to his ouster from the nationally-renowned violence prevention group.
At a hearing in Maywood, Hardiman’s wife said she loves her husband and did not want to proceed with the case against him.
In charging him with domestic battery, prosecutors had alleged Hardiman punched and kicked his wife at their home in west suburban Hillside in May, leaving her with cuts and bruises. Hardiman denied ever laying a hand on his wife.
“I want to make it clear I love my wife, and that’s a reality, and I hope we can reconcile and take care of our business,” Hardiman said after leaving court on Tuesday. “I love my wife, and we’re a solid couple, and we’re going to do the best we can to make a comeback.”