What we know about the case of Chris Cornell, a.k.a. ‘The Godfather’

Written by Mike DeAngelis Chris Cornell and his bandmates are currently facing criminal charges in New York City after a police officer allegedly choked Cornell in an elevator in 1996, the Associated Press reports.

Cornell was 21 years old at the time.

The New York Times reports that Cornell and the band were arrested after a search warrant was executed at Cornell’s Queens, New York home on Tuesday night.

“The search warrant included a search of Cornell’s personal effects, and was served on Cornell’s mother and a friend who had been in the elevator with him the night of the incident,” the New York Daily News reports.

Cornell is being held without bail.

The Associated Press reported that the New Yorker’s mother is “confident” her son will be found guilty.

Read more about the alleged incident at the AP.