Former City Council President Tony Young will not face criminal charges related to an alleged domestic violence incident, San Diego City Attorney spokesman Gerry Braun said.
Young was arrested on Aug. 16, 2016 at his Valencia Park home on multiple charges: domestic violence battery, brandishing a weapon, and a misdemeanor charge of making a threat.
San Diego Police Lieutenant Misty Cedrun said the alleged weapon involved was not a gun or a knife, and that drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the incident.
It’s not the first report of a domestic violence incident at the former councilman’s home.
San Diego Police were called to his home on Feb. 16, 2009 for a report of a domestic violence incident, but no arrest was made.
Officers arrived at Young’s home at 11:26 a.m. on President’s Day, according to an incident report.
That report states Young and his wife were having a fight, but she did not want to report if he had hit her.
Following Young's August arrest, the District Attorney's office sent the case to the City Attorney's office for review and possible prosecution.
Spokesman Braun said they found insufficient evidence to proceed with criminal charges.
Braun said Young's former position as a council member and current role as a lobbyist did not have an effect on the review of the case.