MO Democratic Party Chief Placed on Unpaid Leave

ST. LOUIS (AP) The executive director of the Missouri Democratic Party has been placed on unpaid leave while St. Louis police investigate allegations of a domestic assault.

Police said Tuesday that they were called to a home listed as the address of Matthew Teter on Sunday, when a 31-year-old man reported that he had been assaulted by a 30-year-old man at that address. Police did not release the names of the people involved in the incident because the investigation is ongoing.

But the state Democratic Party confirmed Tuesday that Teter had been placed on unpaid leave because of the accusations. The party described the incident involving Teter as a “serious allegation” which it does not take lightly.

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