Delaware State Senator Darius Brown has been found not guilty.
Senator Brown was in court Wednesday for the first day of his trial on charges that he assaulted a woman at a restaurant in Wilmington. He was charged with offensive touching and disorderly conduct after he allegedly struck a woman he had been dating periodically over the course of the past 12 years.
Prosecutors say Brown hit the woman with an open fist and threw a drink in her direction this past May after the two allegedly got into an argument over a Facebook post that showed her with another man.
Several witnesses testified that they heard the commotion in the restaurant and saw a visibly upset Brown, but no one reportedly witnessed him physically hitting the victim. A video was also played in court that did not show the actual assault, but instead reportedly showed an obstructed view of the incident with Brown’s back facing the camera.
According to prosecutors, Brown reportedly felt bad about the altercation and anonymously sent white roses to the woman which was later traced traced back to Brown.
The verdict was announced Thursday afternoon and Brown has been acquitted of all charges.