Prosecutor won’t pursue charge for Trump campaign manager

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 15, 2016. At right is his son Eric Trump and at left is campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Prosecutors have decided not to press misdemeanor battery charges against Donald Trump’s campaign manager over a videotaped altercation with a female reporter.

The Palm Beach County state attorney’s office said in the document Thursday that they wouldn’t pursue charges against campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. A news conference was planned for 2 p.m.

Police charged Lewandowski last month after determining that the videotape showed he 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.

She tweeted a photograph of bruises on her forearm and said she had been yanked backward.

Lewandowski had denied grabbing Fields and Trump had stood by him, rejecting calls by his opponents to fire him.

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