Pittsburgh official, husband arraigned on disorderly conduct charges in Detroit
Chelsa Wagner, Khari Mosley charged in Detroit hotel incident
DETROIT – A Pittsburgh official and her husband have been charged in connection with an altercation with Detroit police officers at a hotel.
Chelsa Wagner and her husband Khari Mosley were video arraigned Monday on charges including disorderly conduct at the 36th District Court. Both were released on personal bonds of $5,000.
Wagner is due back in court for a probable cause conference on April 1. Mosley has a pre-trial conference scheduled for April 8.
The couple is now suing the Detroit Police Department.
BREAKING: elected Pittsburgh official Chelsea Wagner and her husband Khari Mosley are suing DPD, after she was arrested at the Westin. The Allegheny Co controller is charged w 2 felonies of resisting/obstructing. Mosley charged w two misdemeanors. Both released on personal bond. pic.twitter.com/zuMvtALO1H— Priya Mann (@priyamanntv) March 25, 2019
What happened in Detroit
Detroit police officers were called at 12:17 a.m. March 6 to the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel to investigate a disturbance.
Police said Mosley, 42, of Pittsburgh, was at the reception desk in the elevator area and entryway of the hotel.
Mosley was angry that hotel workers wouldn't let him up to his room, which was registered in his wife's name, police said. Mosley didn't have a room key, officials said.
The hotel manager called the room and nobody answered the phone, according to police. When officers arrived, Mosely was allegedly gesturing and speaking loudly in a confrontational manner to hotel staff members.
Police went to the room belonging to his wife, Chelsa Wagner, 41, and she confirmed that Mosley was her husband, according to authorities.
Mosley calmed down and was allowed into the room by police, officials said.
While police were leaving, they heard a loud noise and shouting coming from the room and returned to investigate, authorities said.
Wagner was told that hotel security members requested Mosely leave, but she could stay in the room, police said.
When an officer tried to remove Mosley, Wagner prevented the officer from taking action by putting her arm on the office and pushing his hand away when he tried to remove her arm, according to authorities.
Mosley was put in handcuffs, but when officials walked him to the elevator, Wagner blocked the elevator door, police said. Officers said she was asked to move several times but continued to block the door.
Wagner is accused of grabbing and pushing the officer, so he used his arm to move her during the assault, causing her to fall to the floor, according to authorities.
Wagner was arrested for assaulting the officer, police said. When she was being handcuffed, Wagner resisted arrest and was uncooperative, police said.
Wagner was taken to the Detroit Detention Center.
Mosley was not arrested because he was no longer causing a disturbance. He was allowed to go to a nearby hotel, police said.
"The officers involved in this case used remarkable restraint while dealing with the combined actions of these defendants," Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said. "The evidence will show that during the incident Ms. Wagner and Mr. Mosley disparaged the officers and the hotel employees."
Wagner is charged with two counts of resisting and obstructing police, a felony with a maximum penalty of two years in prison, and one count of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 90 days behind bars.
Mosley has been charged with one count of disorderly conduct and one count of disturbing the peace. Both charges are misdemeanors with maximum penalties of 90 days behind bars.
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