A Californian lawmaker arrested earlier this week on suspicion of cruelty to children said Thursday that the allegation was due to his 7-year-old daughter being beaten up by his daughter Sunday night and it's a punishment tool that he rarely uses. His wife Elizabeth Arambula told CBS News that her daughter was "really angry" that her father was beating her and "wanted to be heard."
Arambula said he believed his daughter went to school angrily and told a teacher about it had happened. He was arrested on Monday after Dailey Elementary Charter School officials reported a child with an injury, said Fresno police chief Jerry Dyer.
The CBS report said that Arambula had said he had hit his daughter on the buttocks, but Dyer said the injury "in this case does not lie on the buttocks."
"It is perfectly permissible that One parent disciples his child by hitting him on the buttocks, but that's not what we're investigating, and not where the injury occurred child, "said Dyer.
The authorities did not go into details.
Arambula is a former ambulance who was elected in 201
He was released shortly after his arrest for vicious cruelty against a child and was not formally charged. Police are planning to send the case to Fresno's district attorney next week, CBS said.
In a statement to the Fresno Bee, Arambula's lawyers said they had "offered to meet representatives of the district attorney's office so that relevant information could be presented."
Arambula's daughters stayed at Two Nights until child protection services said they could go home on Wednesday, reports said.
"There has to be a trial, and this process has paid off and they have decided that the kids should go home," said Arambula. "I'm happy about it, but we have a job and the responsibility to continue to be good parents, and I want to work and strive for that."
In 30, the authorities will review the Arambulas days and suggested the family seek therapy, he said.
Arambula's arrest was due to an offense, not a crime, because the injury did not require medical attention, Dyer said, according to Bee. Beating a child is generally legal when it's right in a fleshy buttocks like the buttocks, but not when it's in a place where it's likely to cause injuries like the face, he said.
Arambula's lawyers sent Action News an answer to the new allegations.
"Mr. Arambula was arrested at school on December 10, 2018. The children were entrusted to his parents and after a fair and impartial investigation by Child Welfare Services, which dispelled the child abuse concerns, his three children were arrested on 12. Returned to custody in December 2018. Unlike Chief Dyer, we will not try this case in the media. "
Assembly spokesman Anthony Rendon has not commented on the arrest.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.