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Former Milwaukee firefighter accused of abusing girlfriend found not guilty

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A former high-ranking Milwaukee firefighter accused of beating and strangling his girlfriend has been found not guilty.

Leon Butts formerly served as a captain with the Milwaukee Fire Department.

Criminal documents say Butts and his girlfriend had a fight in March of last year after he claimed she was cheating.

Butt's was accused of beating and choking the woman after she threw plates and a jewelry box.

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