Rep. Grayson will not face domestic battery charges

ORLANDO, Fla. — Rep. Alan Grayson will not be charged after his wife Lolita accused him of battery during a domestic incident Saturday.

"Investigators have interviewed Lolita Carson-Grayson, Alan Grayson, and others and reviewed the evidence. In this instance probable cause does not exist to effect an arrest on Alan Grayson," said a release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

The Graysons, who were married 24 years, are divorcing and are living apart.

Grayson's staffer Juan Lopez said the congressman went home to pick up his mail, his medication and see his children when he had a confrontation with his wife.

The incident was captured on video and witnessed by several people. Grayson's attorney Mark NeJame says she video shows Lolita as the aggressor.

Deputies released a 911 call from after incident.

"Please come down and arrest him. He's disturbing my peace and he's threatening me," Carson-Grayson said.

Carson-Grayson told the dispatcher during the call that Grayson did not hit her.

"I pushed him because he's been coming to the house and he's been disturbing my peace. Now he's leaving," she said.

Carson-Grayson then told the dispatcher that she didn't need assistance, but on Sunday, she showed up at the Dr. Phillips Hospital Emergency Room saying her husband pushed her up against a door and she had bruises.

"Today the Orange County Sheriff's Department confirmed what we have known all along: Congressman Grayson did nothing wrong. We are relieved that this ridiculous ordeal is over, and that the Congressman can continue to focus on taking care of his family and serving his constituents," Grayson's communications director Lauren Doney said in a statement.

Grayson has been served with a domestic violence injunction.


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