The Attorney General’s Office announced today that there will not be charges filed against either Gubernatorial candidate and state Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) or American Bridge Tracker Chris Van Leeuwen after a confrontation between the two at the Country Club of York in May.
“In consultation with the Spring Garden Township Police, the Attorney General exercised his prosecutorial discretion and determined there will be no criminal charges filed against either Mr. Van Leeuwen or Senator Wagner. While both men acted inappropriately and, as a public official Senator Wagner should have maintained proper civil discourse and controlled his anger, the facts, circumstances and conduct do not rise to the level where the Attorney General’s office will pursue criminal charges,” First Deputy Michelle Henry said in a release announcing the decision.
The investigation stemmed from an incident at the Country Club of York where Wagner confronted Van Leeuwen during a speech he was giving. Wagner took Van Leeuwen’s camera, after which Van Leeuwen accused Wagner of assaulting him, and Wagner accused Van Leeuwen of trespassing on private property.
PoliticsPA has reached out to both the Wagner campaign and American Bridge for comment.