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No Charges for SF Giants CEO in Altercation With Wife: DA

The incident garnered national attention after a video posted on TMZ Sports showed the two in a heated argument

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    No Charges for SF Giants CEO in Altercation With Wife: DA
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    FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer is shown during a press conference in San Francisco. Baer recently took a leave of absence from the team after the release of a video that appeared to show him in a physical altercation with his wife.

    The San Francisco District Attorney's Office will not be charging San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer in the public altercation involving his wife.

    The DA's Office was reviewing the findings of San Francisco Police Department's investigation.

    “After a careful review of the relevant evidence, including multiple videos, statements from several witnesses and the parties themselves, the evidence does not support filing criminal charges,” said Alex Bastian, SF DA's Office spokesman.

    San Francisco police earlier this month submitted their findings into the altercation that took place in San Francisco's Hayes Valley to prosecutors for review.

    Larry Baer's attorney released the following statement on Tuesday:

    "That is clearly the right decision based on the evidence, and we appreciate the thorough and professional investigation conducted by the police department and the district attorney.”

    The incident garnered national attention after a video posted on TMZ Sports showed the two in a heated argument during which Baer appears to pull his cell phone from his wife, Pam, as she clings to the device and is seen tipping over in her chair and falling to the pavement.

    Sources say the DA's decision came after review of a 40 minute video that shows about a 25 minute long conversation that became an argument over her demand to see his phone. She eventually wrests the phone away and then she refuses to give his phone back. He asks and then twice grabs for the phone.

    A source confirms her prior injury may have played a role in her fall. There is also no history of domestic incidents, a source tells NBC Bay Area.

    Police interviewed both Pam and Larry Baer as part of the investigation.

    After the incident Pam Baer released a statement saying she took his cell phone, and then didn’t want to return it.

    She wrote, in part, “I started to get up and the chair I was sitting in began to tip. Due to an injury I sustained in my foot three days ago, I lost my balance. I did not sustain any injury based on what happened today. Larry and I always have been and still are happily married.”

    Larry Baer, who is now on leave from his role as the SF Giants Chief Operating Officer, said in a statement that he was sorry for the pain that he “brought to my wife, children and to the organization. It is not reflective of the kind of a person that I aspire to be, but it happened and I will do whatever it takes to make sure that I never behave in such an inappropriate manner again.”