Alabama State Representative Rolanda Hollis, D-Birmingham, was arrested on Sunday night for domestic violence at a hotel in Destin, Florida, according to a report from the Okaloosa Co. Sheriff’s Office.
Hollis is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 58. She was elected to the office on March 7, 2017, filling the former seat of Representative Oliver Robinson.
The sheriff’s office website lists her arrest as a misdemeanor charge of “Battery Touch or Strike.”
The police were called to the scene at around 11 p.m. on Sunday, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News, after a witness reported seeing a domestic violence incident involving Hollis and another family member.
Upon arrival, the police observed visible signs of disturbance, including broken glass on the floor. Hollis denied any physical altercation, but she admitted to throwing a glass on the floor during an argument.
According to the witness statement, a man opened the door to Hollis’s room, Hollis approached the person and shoved him.
The latest news is that Hollis was arrested and released the next day from Okaloosa County Jail on a signature bond.
In an email to AL.com, Hollis said she has done nothing wrong, the arrest was a huge misunderstanding, she was in the process of working it out with her attorney, and would have more to say later.
Domestic Violence is one of the top health concerns in the country.
According to the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, the definition of domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner.
Types of abuses included in the definition of domestic violence are physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, economic abuse, psychological abuse, threats, stalking, cyberstalking.
The definition of domestic violence now reflects that wives are not the only ones who can fall victim to domestic violence. Victims can now be spouses, family members, children, cohabitants, and intimate partners in the definition of domestic violence.
If you have confusion or questions about how the law can address your domestic violence concerns, speak to a skilled family law attorney located near you.
Federal Agents Raid Offices of Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval
In other related news this week, FBI agents raided the offices of Illinois state Sen. Martin Sandoval on Sept. 24.
FBI Special Agent John Althen told the Chicago Sun-Times that federal agents were at the state Capitol in Springfield for “authorized law enforcement activity” but declined to comment further.
A source told the Chicago Tribune that agents raided Sandoval’s offices in both Springfield and Cicero.
At least eight agents left the Senate Democratic offices with two boxes, two brown bags, and what appeared to be a computer.
At Sandoval’s house, a man who answered the door told the Tribune the Democratic senator was not home. Two officials later emerged from the house to get hand trucks to take inside and one said he was from the IRS criminal division.
Sandoval is the latest ally of state House Speaker Mike Madigan, a Democrat, to be probed by federal agents. Alderman Edward Burke was indicted for racketeering earlier in the year, former Alderman Michael Zalewski hired a criminal defense law firm, and former Alderman Daniel Solis was working as a government mole after federal agents built a case against him, the Sun-Times reported. Additionally, Alderman Carrie Austin is the subject of a grand jury investigation.
Sandoval is the state senator who recently apologized for a mock assassination of President Donald Trump that was held at one of his fundraisers on Aug. 16.
Epoch Times reporter Zachary Stieber contributed to this report