Former Ald. Ricardo Munoz found not guilty of misdemeanor domestic battery

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Former 22nd Ward Alderman Ricardo Munoz was found not guilty of domestic battery charges Thursday following a bench trial.

Judge Callie Baird made the finding on the misdemeanor charges Thursday afternoon.

Munoz was charged after police said he got into a verbal argument with his wife on New Year's Eve which escalated and became physical. His wife subsequently filed for divorce.

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Munoz pleaded not guilty. Following the incident, Munoz check himself into a rehabilitation facility in January. He did not run for re-election.

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