DETROIT (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area official accused of obstructing police at a Detroit hotel pleaded no contest Thursday to disturbing the peace and was placed on probation, prosecutors said.
The charge is a misdemeanor, and the case could be dismissed if Chelsa Wagner completes the six-month probation without any problems, the Wayne County prosecutor’s office said.
Wagner, the elected controller in Allegheny County, won’t face a second trial on a felony charge of resisting police. A jury in November couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict on that charge and acquitted her of disorderly conduct.
Wagner, a Democrat, was accused of interfering with police as officers tried to remove her husband, Khari Mosley, from the Westin Book Cadillac hotel last March. They were in Detroit to attend a concert.
Hotel staff had called 911 to report that Mosley was unruly during a dispute over registration and a room key.