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Royal Palm Beach mayor charged with battery

Posted at 6:14 AM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 11:58:18-05

Royal Palm Beach Mayor Frederick Pinto faces a battery charge after he was arrested this week following an incident with his wife.

Pinto, 67, said he and his wife got into a "heated argument" on Monday.

The mayor said the sheriff's deputies took him into custody for a "cooling off period." 

Pinto said he tried to push his wife from a door, but he didn't hit her and she wasn't hurt.

He is scheduled to be court Dec. 11 to face the charge.