California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s brother in law, Joshua Schiller, was arrested Wednesday evening for alleged domestic violence, according to police.
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A spokesperson for the Ross Police Department told FOX News that authorities responded shortly before 11 p.m. to a disturbance at a residence.
After speaking with the residents and investigating the disturbance, responding officers determined Schiller had allegedly committed an act of domestic violence against his spouse or cohabitant.
Police said the victim had visible injuries that were minor in nature and did not require immediate medical treatment.
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Schiller was arrested and booked at Marin County Jail on suspicion of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant.
The 40-year-old is a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner law firm, which is based in New York with offices in San Francisco.
“While we have been informed by him and his wife that this was a misunderstanding, the firm will be conducting its own review to better understand what happened,” an internal communication from the managing partners of the firm reads. “While that review is ongoing, Josh has asked for a leave of absence to focus on his family, and we have agreed to give him this time.”
Schiller’s attorney, Douglas Horngrad told FOX News that he fully expects the charges to be dropped.
“This was a misunderstanding and both Mr. and Mrs. Schiller have made clear to me that he did not physically harm her,” Horngrad said. “There was no instance of domestic violence.”
“This is a private matter between us,” the Schillers added in a separate statement. “We love and respect each other. We are partners and will move beyond this together.”