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Prosecutors pass on charging Central Unified’s Alvarado on domestic violence incident

Central Unified School District Superintendent Andrew Alvarado will not face any charges stemming from a domestic violence arrest, the Madera County District Attorney’s Office announced. 

Alvarado was arrested on suspicion of committing domestic violence upon a relative and was booked into the Fresno County Jail on June 4. 

He posted bond in the amount of $2,500 shortly after the booking and was released. 

Just a few days after the arrest, the Central Unified School Board placed Alvarado on administrative leave and initiated an investigation into his conduct. 

At the same time, the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office transferred the case to Madera County due to a conflict of interest with Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp. 

On Thursday, the Madera County DA said the charges would not be able to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. 

Assistant Superintendent Ketti Davis has filled in for Alvarado in the interim. 

Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.