BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A state prosecutor has dropped domestic violence charges against Fairfield state Rep. Brenda Kupchick, who was accused of assaulting her sister at a family picnic in August.

 The Connecticut Post reports that prosecutor Kevin Dunn told a state judge in Bridgeport on Wednesday that the state won’t pursue misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges against Kupchick.

Dunn said the charges were dropped because Kupchick believed she was protecting her sister’s daughters when she got into a fight with their mother at Kupchick’s home in Fairfield. Additional details of the incident weren’t released.

Kupchick’s lawyer, John Ryan, said a deal was reached and he doesn’t expect Kupchick or her sister to be back in court again.

The Republican lawmaker has been an advocate for tough domestic violence laws.
Information from: Connecticut Post,

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