Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner is speaking with Channel 11 for the first time since the release of body-cam video of the incident in Detroit.
Investigators said Wagner grabbed a police officer while they were arresting her husband for disorderly conduct.
Wagner and her husband, Khari Mosley, were in Detroit for a concert earlier that night.
"They didn't file these charges until the day after they received notice from our attorneys that we were filing suit against them," Wagner said.
Wagner said her lawsuit against the city of Detroit won't move forward until the criminal charges play out.
She's charged with one felony count of obstruction, while her husband faces one charge of disorderly conduct.
"We're fully confident that as this legal system plays its course that we will be fully vindicated," Wagner said.
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