Louisiana AG spokesman resigns after domestic abuse arrest

The spokesman for the Louisiana attorney general has resigned after being arrested and accused of strangling his pregnant girlfriend

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The spokesman for the Louisiana attorney general has resigned after being arrested and accused of choking his pregnant girlfriend.

News outlets report Attorney General Jeff Landry's spokesman Jacques Ambers resigned Monday. He was charged Thursday with offenses including domestic abuse of a pregnant victim.

An arrest report says Ambers argued with his girlfriend on Wednesday and dragged her out of an apartment by the neck, which was left bruised. The report says the woman was 10 weeks pregnant.

It says Ambers admitted to knowing she was pregnant and pushing her out of the apartment, but denied grabbing her neck.

Communications Director Millard Mulé says Landry has made domestic violence a "major focus of his efforts."