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No charges against Sacramento deputy in alleged domestic violence case

Chris Lee Bliss
Chris Lee Bliss Sacramento

No charges will be filed against a Sacramento sheriff’s deputy who was arrested two months ago on suspicion of domestic violence, according to a top official in the District Attorney’s Office.

Deputy Christopher Lee Bliss, 27, was taken into custody the night of Nov. 22 by his fellow deputies when a neighbor reported a disturbance involving him and a person with whom he had a previous dating relationship.

Assistant District Attorney Lori Greene said there was insufficient evidence to file charges in the case. Greene also said there were inconsistencies in the statements between three witnesses to the incident and that the victim’s scenario “did not support the charges.”

Bliss worked in the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility until he was placed on leave as a result of his arrest. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa R. Bowman said in an email that Bliss is still employed by the Sheriff’s Department but that “this is still an active ongoing investigation.”

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