Sen. Troy Brown addresses recent domestic dispute
GONZALEZ - State Sen. Troy Brown released a statement Friday addressing his recent domestic dispute misdemeanor.
Brown was arrested after deputies were dispatched to his Geismar residence after receiving reports from his wife that he became irate and bit her on the arm, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.
He pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor domestic abuse battery charge Wednesday.
Brown's full statement can be found below:
"Domestic misdemeanors like mine are most commonly dismissed at the victim's request. Months ago, my wife filed an affidavit forgiving me, recanting some of her statements to law enforcement, and asking for a dismissal. Recently, she also begged the court to allow me to come home so we can try to repair and resume our marriage. Because of the press attention, however, my case was treated differently. I'm okay with that, but people should bear that in mind.”
“I am realistic, of course, and if the body decides on expulsion, I will respect their wishes, but I will utilize all legal options available to me to protect my constituents' rights to be represented. Such a severe punishment would be completelycontrary to the Courts rationale in this matter. Only eight states have ever expelled a Senator and always over much more serious matters. Not one of the 121,000 citizens I represent has called for me to resign, while I am grateful that hundreds say this will pass and they are praying for me.”
“I close with a sincere apology to my wife, my family, my constituents, the Governor, as well as my fellow Senators. Ours is a generous God, and I ask Him for the blessing of forgiveness.”