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Oct 31 2012

AD-48: Local Elected Officials Say Roger Hernandez Has to Go?

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California Assemblyman Roger Hernandez DUI booking photo from March. He was found not guilty.

Some local elected officials in the San Gabriel Valley have had it with Democratic Assemblyman Roger Hernandez and call his conduct “troubling.”

Local elected officials on Tuesday called the domestic violence allegations lodged against Assemblyman Roger Hernandez “deeply troubling,” with one councilwoman calling for his immediate resignation.

West Covina police officers on Sunday night served Hernandez, D-West Covina, with an emergency protective order filed by a woman with whom he had a fight with at Lazy Dog Restaurant earlier that night.

In the protective order – which is similar to a restraining order – the woman alleges that Hernandez, 37, caused “visible injury” after hitting her with a belt and slamming her against a wall on July 14. She also accuses him of using cocaine. This newspaper does not identify alleged victims of domestic violence.

Hernandez, who is running for re-election Nov. 6 in the new 48th District, has denied all allegations through his attorney, Anthony Falangetti. Falangetti said the accusations are politically motivated.

Read all of the piece and this one in the Los Angeles Times about why this case has been referred from the West Covina Police to the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department for investigation.

One has to wonder if Hernandez’s district will be through with him next Tuesday.

I mean, really, cannot these voters do better?

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