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Newsom Brother-In-Law Arrested In Ross On Domestic Violence Charge

ROSS (CBS SF) -- Joshua Irwin Schiller, Gov. Gavin Newsom's brother-in-law, has been arrested in Ross for alleged domestic violence, police officials said.

Ross police said officers responded shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday to a disturbance at a residence.

Upon speaking with the residents and investigating the disturbance, responding officers determined Schiller had allegedly committed an act of domestic violence against his spouse/cohabitant.

According to police, the victim had visible injuries that were minor in nature and did not require immediate medical treatment.

Schiller was arrested and booked at Marin County Jail on suspicion of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant.

In commenting about the charges, Schiller's attorney Douglas Horngrad said he expected they would be dropped after the incident was further investigated.

"I fully expect the charges to be dropped," Horngard said. This was a misunderstanding and both Mr. and Mrs. Schiller have made clear to me that he did not physically harm her. There was no instance of domestic violence."

In a statement, the couple said: ""This is a private matter between us. We love and respect each other. We are partners and will move beyond this together."


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