Miami Mayor, Wife Argued Over Tea in Battery Case

Associated Press

Mayor Joe Carollo's wife told police he hit her in the head with a canister last month after an argument in which she tried to explain how to make tea.

The Miami Police Department on Wednesday, in response to a judge's order, released the transcript of Maria Ledon Carollo's statement to police and photos taken of her after the incident.

The mayor is charged with misdemeanor simple battery, which is punishable by a maximum one-year term in county jail.

A detective said Mrs. Carollo had a lime-sized bump on her temple.

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