You should know that nine 9 months ago, on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, Senator Luis Sepulveda was arrested, his wife, Elizabeth Sepulveda accused him of domestic violence and attempting to strangle her.
According to the article published by the New York Post dated Tuesday, January 12, Ms. Elizabeth Sepulveda appeared at the police precinct accusing Senator Sepulveda of his attempting to strangle her during a family dispute that occurred on January 15, 2021, in their apartment located on Daly Avenue in the Bronx.
You should know that according to press reports this has been the second time that Ms. Sepulveda appeared in court seeking a restraining order of protection for domestic abuse against her husband Senator Luis Sepulveda. Given that this is not the first time that Ms. Sepulveda has filed for an order of protection, it’s apparent that Senator Luis Sepulveda is the kind of man who likes to abuse women.
It is important for you to know that I just read an article in the New York Post dated Monday, October 4, 2021, that reports that the Bronx County Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed the charges against Senator Luis Sepulveda.
The article also explains that a spokesman for the prosecution indicates that the case against Senator Sepúlveda was dismissed because the «Complainant» meaning Ms. Sepulveda no longer wants to testify.
I remember when former Senator Hiram Monserrate was accused of having assaulted his partner and was expelled from the Senate in spite of the fact that she testified that Senator Hiram Monserrate was not the cause of her injuries, and that it was an accident. Nonetheless he was expelled from the Senate.
You should know that the Bronx prosecutor’s office not only dismissed all the charges against Senator Luis Sepulveda but shelved and seal the case records. What a tremendous favor from the Bronx prosecutor wow! Let me remind you this was not the first time that Ms. Sepúlveda accused the Senator of physical assault, this was the second time. This his second time Ms. Sepulveda, according to rumors, when Ms. Sepulveda appeared at the police precinct, she had visible injuries to her face and neck.
So, we must wonder how is it that former Senator Hiram Monserrate is expelled from the Senate,because supposedly we protect women and because we had to send a message that this would not be tolerated especially from an elected official. In Senator Monserrate’s case it didn’t matter that his companion continuously said and testified that Hiram was innocent of the accusations.
Also know that the Bronx Prosecutor’s office waited 9 months, since the criminal charges were filed to now not only dismiss all charges against Senator Sepulveda but to also seal them. What a Spectacle! Is this how we protect women?
On the other hand, there is a law that punishes anyone who files a false report, causing the Department of Justice, police department and the prosecutor’s office time and money by filing false allegations.
I wonder if Ms. Elizabeth Sepulveda having accused Senator Luis Sepulveda on two separate occasions of physical abuse, has she lied to the police and is she guilty of having filed false allegations? What would be the consequences?
To the honorable Darcel Clark, Prosecutor of Bronx County, I leave these questions in your hands. I don’t want to think that the Bronx prosecutor’s office has ignored our laws to do Senator Luis Sepulveda a big favor.
I am Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz and this is what you should know.