While he avoided charges it was still not enough for Rivera to keep his job. The station has parted ways with Rivera.
On July 26, Kern County sheriff's deputies arrested Rivera on spousal battery charges.
Officials said that at about 10:18 p.m. Kern County sheriff’s deputies were sent to an alarm call of a woman screaming she was being assaulted at a home in Bakersfield.
This week, Chief Deputy District Attorney Mark Pafford said that there is insufficient evidence in the case and it was unclear who was the primary aggressor.
Pafford said that without knowing who the primary aggressor was, they weren't confident that they could get a conviction.
The station is not saying anything about their dropping of their Anchor, other than, “we wish him the best.”
Rivera has been off the air since his arrest.