Dodgers’ Ace Faces Five Misdemeanors in Domestic Violence Case

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Former Dodgers Pitcher Faces Misdemeanor Charges

Julio Urías, the former ace pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has been charged with five misdemeanors stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident last year. The charges, filed by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, include two counts of domestic battery, one count of spousal battery, one count of false imprisonment, and one count of assault.

The Incident

In September 2023, Urías was arrested outside BMO Stadium after a witness reported an altercation between the pitcher and his wife, Daisy. The charges stem from an investigation conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Felony Charges Dropped

In January, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that they would not pursue felony charges against Urías. This led to the subsequent misdemeanor charges filed by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

A Troubled History

Urías has faced domestic violence allegations in the past. In 2019, he was suspended 20 games by Major League Baseball after an arrest related to domestic violence. However, he was never formally charged in that case.

The Aftermath

Urías was immediately placed on administrative leave by the Dodgers following the 2023 incident. He remained unsigned by any team during the offseason. The charges against him have cast a long shadow over his career, raising questions about his character and worthiness to play in the league.

Domestic Violence: A Serious Issue

Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects millions of people worldwide. It is often underreported and can have devastating consequences for victims. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please reach out for help.

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