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Allegheny Co. Controller Chelsa Wagner To Stand Trial In Detroit

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) -- Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner has been ordered to stand trial following an alleged altercation with police at a Detroit hotel last month.

Wagner and her husband, Khari Mosley, appeared before a judge in Detroit on Thursday.

Body cam video from a Detroit Police officer showing the altercation with Wagner and Mosley was played in court.

The judge ordered that Wagner stand trial on a felony count of resisting and obstructing police.

Last month, Wagner pleaded not guilty to felony and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, obstructing police and disorderly conduct. Mosley was also arraigned two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.

(Source: CNN)

The incident happened on March 6 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel following the couple's night out to a joint symphony-rap concert.

Prosecutors say Wagner interfered with police when they were called to her hotel after her forgot his room key. Investigators say he was intoxicated at the time.

But the couple maintains they did nothing wrong. Wagner says she was the one mistreated, and had wounds on her arms from the incident.

The couple's attorneys, Charles Longstreet and Thomas Fitzpatrick, said they plan to sue the police department and the hotel.


The incident was caught on both police body cam video, and Wagner recorded it on her cellphone.

Another court date has been set for April 25 in the Wayne Circuit Court in Detroit.

Wagner is up for re-election to a third term. She has no opponents in the primary or in the general election, but if she is convicted of a felony, Pennsylvania law would forbid her from serving.

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