Not the same as innocent. From the News Journal:
A jury on Thursday found State Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington, not guilty of misdemeanor offensive touching and disorderly conduct after a two-day trial.
The trial saw a woman accuse Brown of hitting her in the head and throwing a drink glass that shattered in her proximity while they dined at Taverna Rustic Italian Restaurant in Talleyville last May.
Well, that’s that. He skates again. We have to respect the jury’s verdict, but we do not have to respect Darius Brown. He is a violent abusive man. He does not belong in the General Assembly. He must be defeated in the Democratic primary in September.
Delaware Senate President Pro Tempore Dave Sokola issued the following statement on Thursday regarding Sen. Darius Brown: “Sen. Darius Brown was acquitted today by a jury who thoroughly reviewed the evidence in his criminal case. What remains clear, however, is that Sen. Brown has been involved in multiple confrontations in public spaces over the last year, regardless of whether that behavior rose to the level of criminal conduct.
As elected representatives of the people we serve, I believe we owe it to Delawareans to hold ourselves to a higher level of accountability and conduct. In the coming weeks, the Senate Rules and Ethics Committee will fully review all of the allegations leveled against Sen. Brown, and I will have no further comment on the matter until that time.”
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