BYJULIAN WARDEN NEW YORK — The Trump administration is facing a barrage of criticism for its handling of domestic-violence cases.
But the most egregious case, according to the Justice Department, has been the prosecution of a New York woman.
Lawyers for Brittany Taylor, who was arrested for assaulting her husband in June, say the case should be thrown out.
Taylor, 37, is a former New York City firefighter and firefighter trainer who was released from custody after pleading guilty to assault and battery in March.
She was sentenced to two years probation and was ordered to pay $2,500 in court costs.
In court papers, prosecutors say Taylor “attacked her husband, physically and verbally abused him, and made false statements to police” after the alleged assault.
Taylor’s attorneys say her attorneys failed to file the requisite motions to dismiss and that her case should not be thrown, according the Associated Press.
The DOJ says it will review Taylor’s case.