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Councilman avoids domestic dispute charges

November 20, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A Norwalk city councilman who was arrested last month following an apparent domestic dispute is off the hook.Los Angeles County prosecutors decided not to file charges against Richard Ramirez.

"Based on the evidence that was presented, we felt that there was insufficient evidence to file any criminal charges," said Shiara Davila-Morales, Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.

Ramirez was taken into custody Oct. 24 at his home. He was released after posting $50,000 bail.

City News Service contributed to this report.