CHICAGO (CBS) — Former Alderman Ricardo Muñoz was found not guilty of a misdemeanor domestic battery charge Thursday.

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Muñoz was arrested in January after an incident with his wife on New Year’s Eve.

He announced last year his decision not to seek reelection after 25 years representing Chicago’s 22nd Ward.