Florida authorities will not prosecute Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, citing insufficient evidence for attacking a reporter at a rally last month, according to court documents, NBC News reported.
On Thursday, Palm Beach County prosecutors said while Lewandowski had grabbed Fields, the evidence wasn't strong enough to support a criminal prosecution.
Lewandowski, who was charged with simple battery after Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields accused him of grabbing her at a March 8 rally in Jupiter, initially said he didn't touch her. Video released by police showed he did make contact with her.
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State Attorney David Aronberg said in a news conference that the video "undermined" Lewandowski's defense but "did not outweigh" his claim of innocence.
"The evidence cannot prove all required elements of the crime alleged and is insufficient to support a criminal prosecution," court documents said.