Update: Charges against civil rights leader's son dismissed

Memphis, TN (WMC) -- On Thursday, a judge dismissed charges against 80-year old E. D. Nixon, Jr., an actor known as Nick LaTour.  LaTour was charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct after police say he hit a flight attendant and police officer.

LaTour told a judge he had already been bumped by two passengers and had only put his arm up to block the flight attendant when she reached over him. When security asked him to leave he says he got emotional.

The Memphis chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference paid LaTour's bond and court costs.

When the incident happened, he was en route to Los Angeles from Montgomery, making a connection in Memphis.