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Kansas Rep. Aaron Coleman arrested for alleged domestic battery incident

Aaron Coleman
Posted at 12:52 PM, Oct 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-31 18:19:51-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rep. Aaron Coleman of Kansas City, Kansas, was arrested on Saturday on allegations of domestic battery.

Coleman was taken into custody at around 8:15 p.m. in Overland Park and was taken to the Johnson County Adult Detention Center.

He's set to have to a video appearance before a judge on Monday at 1:30 p.m.

Coleman has not yet been formally charged.

Kansas House Democratic Leader Tom Sawyer released a statement Sunday afternoon about the news of Coleman's arrest.

"This is extremely disturbing news. We are watching closely to make sure we gather all the facts," Sawyer said. "His constituents and the State of Kansas would be better served if he were to resign and get the help he badly needs.

"However, I want to reiterate again that the House Democratic Caucus does not condone this behavior in any way, shape, or form."

Last November, Coleman was elected to represent Kansas’ 37th District in the state House of Representatives.

Last week, Coleman was banned from offices at the Kansas Department of Labor for allegedly displaying "disruptive, intimidating and berating behavior."

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