Delaware lawmaker acquitted on domestic violence charges

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Democratic state senator who has helped lead criminal justice reform efforts in the Delaware General Assembly has been acquitted on domestic violence charges.

A New Castle County jury on Thursday found 40-year-old Darius J. Brown not guilty of offensive touching and disorderly conduct. The misdemeanor charges stemmed from a May 2021 altercation at a Wilmington restaurant. A 44-year-old woman told officers that the Wilmington Democrat had punched her in the face after they began arguing about a social media post. The prosecution’s case relied mostly on the woman’s testimony.

Video surveillance footage showed Brown approaching the woman’s side of the table but did not capture the alleged incident.


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