Pittsburgh official, husband arraigned in Detroit hotel case

March 26, 2019
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FILE - This March 9, 2019, file photo shows Pennsylvania's Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner and her husband Khari Mosley speaking about their encounter with police while on a trip to Detroit, in their home, in Pittsburgh. Wagner, an elected official from Pittsburgh, and her husband have been charged following an altercation with police in a downtown Detroit hotel. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says Wednesday, March 20, 2019, that 41-year-old Wagner faces felony resisting police and misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges. Wagner’s 50-year-old husband, Mosley, is charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace -- both misdemeanors. (Alexandra Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

DETROIT (AP) — An elected official from Pittsburgh and her husband have been arraigned on charges stemming from an altercation with Detroit police at a hotel.

Chelsa Wagner and Khari Mosley were arraigned in Detroit Monday. Both are accused of disorderly conduct. Wagner, the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, controller, also faces a felony resisting police charge.

A judge entered not-guilty pleas for them. They were released on bond. Their next hearings are April 1.

Wagner was arrested March 6 after hotel officials reported a disturbance. Security had asked Mosley to leave after he was not allowed up to his room because he didn’t have his key.

Police say Wagner prevented an officer from removing Mosley and pushed the officer. She and Mosley have disputed those accounts.

Defense attorney Tom Fitzpatrick says his clients intend to sue the city and hotel.

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