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Husband of Pittsburgh official arrested in Detroit acquitted of misdemeanor charges

Posted at 4:08 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 23:18:32-04

(WXYZ) — The trial of the husband of a Pittsburgh public official who got into an altercation during their visit to Detroit has ended in an acquittal.

Khari Mosley was charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. Both are misdemeanors and carry a maximum penalty of 90 days behind bars. He was found not guilty on Monday.

The 50-year-old was arrested back in March after police say he caused a disturbance at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel.

The altercation occurred on March 6 at around 12:17 a.m., when police say they were called to the hotel to investigate a disturbance that began at the reception desk when Mosley tried to get access to the couple's hotel room.

His wife, Pittsburgh Controller Chelsa Wagner, had gone to bed, and Mosley realized he did not have a key.

Hotel staff told him that they could not help him because the room was registered in his wife's name. They tried calling the room, but no one answered.

Police say it was then that Mosley, who officers describe as drunk and belligerent, allegedly became irate and police were called.

Prosecutors say after police arrived they took Mosley to the couple's room and confirmed his wife was there. While Mosley was allowed to enter the room, police heard a loud noise and shouting in the room as they were leaving. After coming back they informed Wagner she would be allowed to stay, but that hotel security had requested that Mosley leave.

At that point, officers say they tried to remove Mosley, but that Wagner tried to stop them and touched an officer. She then allegedly pushed the officer's hand away as he tried to get into the room.

Wagner was taken into custody after she allegedly assaulted a police officer.

Her trial is set for November.