Fettermans decline to press charges after state police complete investigation into racist comments

Pa.’s second lady speaks out after she says she was harassed, called racial slur at local grocery

PITTSBURGH — The Fetterman family has declined to press charges against a woman seen on video hurling racial slurs at the state’s second lady while she was shopping at an Allegheny County store.

According to state police, the results of the investigation were turned over to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office and it was determined the woman seen calling Gisele Fetterman the N-word met the level to support charges. Troopers said the family declined to have the woman charged.

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In a news release, state police said the family instead preferred the woman be able to “engage appropriate social services and other resources.”

On Sunday, Gisele Fetterman told Channel 11 she was at a grocery store along Route 30 in Forest Hills without her security. While in the store, a woman allegedly approached her and started calling her different names. Other customers intervened and Fetterman left. The woman followed her to her car and again called her names at which point Fetterman started recording on her cellphone.

The video contains a racial slur, so we are not showing it in this article. You can read her full tweet here.

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