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Shelby County Commissioner Justin Ford arrested for assault

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Justin Ford/Photo: Shelby County Jail

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Commissioner Justin Ford has been arrested.

Ford is charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment.

Ford’s girlfriend told police he choked her Sunday at Church’s Chicken located at 925 Poplar Avenue.

Ford oversees District 9 and was elected in 2010.