Detroit trial for Khari Mosley, husband of Allegheny County controller, to start Thursday |

Detroit trial for Khari Mosley, husband of Allegheny County controller, to start Thursday

Tom Davidson
Khari Mosley, husband of Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner, appears in a video arraignment at 36th District court in Detroit on March 25, 2019. The pair were charged with resisting arrest and obstructing the police during an incident at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel in Detroit on March 6.
Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner arrives at the Point Breeze polling station in Westinghouse Park with her husband Khari Mosley (left) on Tuesday morning, May 19, 2015.

The trial on disorderly conduct charges for the husband of Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner will start Thursday morning in Detroit, according to Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Maria Miller.

Khari Mosley, 53, of Point Breeze, Pittsburgh is facing two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace stemming from a March 6 confrontation with police at a Detroit hotel.

The trial had been set to start Monday, but jury selection was completed Wednesday and Judge Kenneth King set opening statements for 9 a.m. Thursday.

Mosley is married to Wagner, who is facing a felony charge of resisting and obstructing the police and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct stemming from the fracas.

Wagner’s trial is set to start Nov. 12, a week after Election Day.

If Wagner is convicted of the charges, she could face removal from office. The Allegheny County code says that any officers of the county “whether elected or duly appointed to fill a vacancy shall be removable from office … upon conviction of misbehavior in office or any infamous crime, in accordance with the Constitution of the Commonwealth.”

Both Wagner and Mosley dispute the charges and on Tuesday, told the Tribune-Review they look forward to their trials. They say the allegations against them are false and retaliatory.

Tom Davidson is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tom at 724-226-4715, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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