Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Prosecutor Won't Pursue Battery Charge against Trump Aide

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Prosecutor Won't Pursue Battery Charge against Trump Aide

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Donald Trump's campaign manager will not be prosecuted on a misdemeanor battery charge after prosecutors determined there wasn't enough evidence to convict him of forcibly grabbing a female reporter, according to a court document filed Thursday. Police had last month charged Corey Lewandowski after determining that a videotape showed the New York City resident grabbed reporter Michelle Fields by the arm. She worked for the conservative Breitbart News website at the time and was trying to ask Trump a question after a March 8 appearance. Fields later tweeted a photograph of her bruised forearm and said she had been yanked backward.

"Although there was probable cause to make an arrest, the evidence cannot prove all legally required elements of the crime alleged and is insufficient to support a criminal prosecution, according to a court document filed by state attorney Dave Aronberg. …

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