Actor Michael Madsen won't face child cruelty charge
Madsen, 54, who starred in "Reservoir Dogs" and "Species," was arrested last week at his Malibu home after a row with his son turned physical.
But Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office, said prosecutors reviewed L.A. County sheriff's reports and determined there was insufficient evidence of misdemeanor cruelty to a child.
The family dispute occurred when Madsen allegedly discovered his son smoking marijuana.
The actor was taken into custody after the deputies believed he was under the influence of alcohol.
-- Richard Winton
Photo: Michael Madsen's booking photo. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department