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Syracuse Common Councilor arrested for domestic violence against girlfriend

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Amir Gethers (L) starts his term on the Syracuse Common Council in the new year, after winning a Councilor-at-Large seat in November. He's pictured here with fellow Democrat Pat Hogan.

Syracuse Common Councilor Amir Gethers was arrested Wednesday on charges related to a domestic violence incident, according to Syracuse.com.

The newspaper reports Gethers was charged with a misdemeanor for criminal obstruction of breathing and for harassment, which is a second-degree violation. Gethers pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Police arrested Gethers Wednesday morning after a domestic violence call came from a woman who identified as his girlfriend, Syracuse.com reported. According to the publication, his next scheduled court appearance is Nov. 3.

Gethers is currently serving a four-year term in an at-large seat on the Syracuse Common Council after being elected in 2021.