Gov. John Bel Edwards has called for the resignation of State Senator Troy Brown, in light of his second domestic violence arrest.
Edwards released the following statement Tuesday afternoon:
"As governor, I take this issue of domestic violence very seriously. I have demonstrated this by my voting record in the legislature and my continued emphasis on this issue since I took office in January. As a state, we should be speaking with one voice against domestic abuse.
"Given the serious allegations against him, I do not believe that Senator Troy Brown can continue to effectively serve his constituents. I would welcome Sen. Brown's resignation from the Senate, so that he can focus on any issues he may need to resolve for his sake and his family."
According the APSO, Brown faces domestic abuse charges after being arrested Sunday, July 17 at his home in Geismar. Officials said that Brown allegedly bit his wife on the forearm during an altercation.
Brown was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic abuse and was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail before being released on a $5,000 bond.