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San Jose State University Student Government Leader Resigns After Arrest for Domestic Battery, False Imprisonment

A San Jose State University student body leader has stepped down from his post after being arrested for alleged domestic battery, school officials said.

In a story that was first reported by the university’s newspaper, the Spartan Daily, Joshua Romero was taken into custody on Sept. 1

Romero, a former Associated Students Vice President, resigned effective Sept. 14, according to a statement by the student body.

The fourth-year political science major, whose biography says he is from San Francisco, first served as a student-at-large committee member, then spent three terms as a board member, before being before elected as vice president, the statement said. 

It continued: "Associated Students values Mr. Romero's leadership, commitment to the organization, and the numerous contributions he has made to the students of San Jose State University."

Romero was booked into Santa Clara County Jail for felony false imprisonment, misdemeanor domestic battery and violating a restraining order, also a misdemeanor, Lt. Jim Renelle with the SJSU police department said.

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