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Campbell city councilman arrested on charges of domestic violence

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A Campbell city councilman is keeping quiet after being arrested on domestic violence charges. (KGO-TV)

A Campbell city councilman is keeping quiet after being arrested on domestic violence charges.

Jeffrey Cristina is accused of battery and false imprisonment, which police say stemmed from an argument with his fiancée and mother of his two small children.

Cristina has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery, false imprisonment and preventing his significant other from calling 911.

Police say it all stemmed from an argument early Tuesday morning at the couple's home. Officers say Cristina grabbed his fiancée's arm, then kept her from calling for help and leaving the home.

Cristina's colleagues on the city council had little to say about the allegations.

"I condemn domestic violence in all its forms, but that said this is an ongoing investigation, just a few hours old and so I plan on waiting to get all the facts," said Campbell mayor Jason Baker,.

Police say Cristina and his fiancée have been together for eight years and have two small children. They say they began investigating when Cristina's fiancée showed up at their back gate.

She claimed to have just been involved in a domestic violence incident. Campbell residents we talked to are surprised to hear about the allegations.

"A city councilman, Campbell. You know this is a city that doesn't think in anything less than progressive and I don't think that's a very progressive way to be," said Campbell resident Debbie Maxwell.

"He may need some counseling because we really want to have the best representation here in Campbell that we can get," Campbell resident Byron Harken said.

Cristina is out on $20,000 bail. He has not responded to requests for comment.

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