Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Daniel Patterson Acquitted Of Domestic Violence

Posted By on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 4:50 PM

From the Associated Press:

A judge in Tucson has acquitted a former state lawmaker of misdemeanor domestic violence charges just months after he resigned because a House panel recommended his expulsion for ethics lapses.

Former Rep. Daniel Patterson called Wednesday's acquittal on three domestic violence charges a vindication. He called the prosecution a "political witch hunt" and a huge waste of taxpayer resources.

A call seeking comment from the Tucson city prosecutor's office wasn't immediately returned.

Patterson was charged in March after he and his girlfriend got into an argument. Police said Patterson alleged that the woman hit him about 20 times on his head and chest, and the woman claimed that Patterson pulled her out of her car.

We'll keep you updated, Tucson.

A sampling of our previous Patterson coverage:

State Rep. Daniel Patterson Accused of Violence

Daniel Patterson Has Finally Been Served, Twice

Patterson Ethics Hearing Today As LD29 Democrats Call On Him to Resign

Patterson Ethics Report: Threats, Intimidation and Marijuana

Daniel Patterson: You Can't Fire Me, I Quit!

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