Wagner Makes Deal In Detroit Hotel Incident

Feb 13, 2020

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.

Police said Wagner was drunk in her room and that she boasted about her job in Pittsburgh. She denies being drunk.

Mosley was acquitted of misdemeanor charges in July.