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Despite 2 domestic abuse cases, senator refuses to resign

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A state senator who’s pleaded no contest twice on domestic abuse charges says he won’t step down from office, even as his colleagues consider the possibility of forcing him out.

Sen. Troy Brown, a Democrat from Geismar, issued a statement Friday saying he understands “the anger at my behavior.” But he says Senate expulsion would be an unreasonable response.

Brown said: “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.”

The senator pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of domestic abuse battery over allegations he bit his wife’s arm. He pleaded no contest in September to a misdemeanor simple battery charge stemming from allegations he punched a girlfriend.

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