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Press Secretary for Louisiana Attorney General's office resigns following domestic violence arrest

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Posted at 5:49 PM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 18:49:39-04

BATON ROUGE — The spokesman for Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry resigned Monday after being arrested last week on domestic violence charges involving his pregnant girlfriend, according to The Advocate.

The paper reports that Jacques Ambers is accused of strangling his pregnant girlfriend and dragging her by her neck. He was booked into jail Thursday.

"We are deeply saddened and troubled by the incident last week," Millard Mulé, communications director at the Louisiana Department of Justice, said in a statement Monday. "While we did not know all the facts, we immediately placed Mr. Ambers on leave. Per policy, our office began an administrative investigation upon his arrest."

The Advocate says that Amber's girlfriend told police that she and Ambers got into an argument Wednesday inside their apartment on Nicholson Drive. The woman is 10 weeks pregnant with Ambers' child.

Ambers was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and released later that night after posting a $20,000 bond.

Read more on the altercation and arrest here.