Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner charged with felonies in Detroit incident
Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner and her husband have been charged in connection to an incident involving police at a Detroit hotel earlier this month, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Wagner, 41, of Point Breeze, Pittsburgh, faces two felony counts of resisting and obstructing the police and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Maria Miller said.
Wagner, who is up for re-election this year, could not immediately be reached for comment. She was not in her Downtown Pittsburgh office Wednesday afternoon.
Her husband, Khari Mosley, 42, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. He could not be reached for comment.
Detroit police arrested Wagner on March 6 during an altercation at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. Wagner and Mosley were staying at the hotel while visiting the city on a belated Valentine’s Day trip.
Police say they detained Mosley after he caused a disturbance at the hotel bar and arrested Wagner after she assaulted a police officer.
“The officers involved in this case used remarkable restraint while dealing with the combined actions of these defendants,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Wednesday in a statement. “The evidence will show that during the incident Ms. Wagner and Mr. Mosley disparaged the officers and the hotel employees.”
Wagner has told the Tribune-Review that police mischaracterized the incident and described officers as the aggressors.
“I’m a guest at a hotel who was basically taken out of her bed and sleep after two hours because they wouldn’t recognize that two people can check into a hotel and have different last names, and any other differences that they wouldn’t be comfortable with,” Wagner told the Trib days after the incident.
Wagner and Mosley have been ordered to turn themselves in for arraignment at the 36th District Court in Detroit.
Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, [email protected] or via Twitter .