Troy Brown resigns from leadership position in Senate
NEW ORLEANS - Embattled state Senator Troy Brown has resigned from an elected position within the Senate due to legal issues from a domestic battery incident after the Bayou Classic last weekend.
Brown faces misdemeanor domestic battery charges after he was accused of punching a longtime girlfriend in the face at a Bayou Classic after party in a New Orleans hotel.
Senate President John Alario said Brown agreed to step down as vice chairman of the Senate Environmental Committee until the legal issues were resolved. According to Alario, the agreement was mutual.
In 2014, Brown was involved in a road rage incident and reportedly threatened a woman with arrest. That same year, he also brought a proposal for the formation of a domestic violence commission.
On Monday, he said he couldn’t remember significant details of the event and announced he would be seeking medical help. Brown has claimed that brain damage from a 1991 car accident could be a contributing factor to periods of memory loss.
Since the incident, questions have also been raised about whether or not Brown actually resides in the Senate district he represented.