Giants CEO Larry Baer won’t face criminal charges over altercation with wife, DA says

first_imgThe heated scuffle was caught on video that was posted March 1 on Baer took a leave of absence three days later and remains away from the team a little more than a week before opening day.In the video, Pam Baer screams as she falls to the ground, while Larry Baer appears to take her cellphone from her. He later is seen walking away with the phone. According the Chronicle, which cited an unidentified source familiar with the investigation, an extended version of the video from a nearby clothing store’s surveillance camera — as well as witness statements — helped prosecutors in making their decision. Related News Giants CEO Larry Baer won’t face criminal charges stemming from a recent public altercation with his wife, the San Francisco district attorney’s office announced Tuesday.”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,” DA’s office spokesman Alex Bastian said (via the San Francisco Chronicle). Still, while the DA has declined to press charges, Baer still could face discipline under MLB’s domestic violence policy that applies to off-field personnel as well as players. MLB has said it is investigating the incident.Earlier this week, San Francisco mayor London Breed joined a group of Bay Area domestic violence prevention advocates in calling for MLB to discipline Baer. Giants CEO Larry Baer seen on video dragging wife to ground in San Francisco plazacenter_img Giants CEO Larry Baer taking ‘personal time’ away from team after domestic incident Breed issued a statement Monday calling on MLB to “send a message that any and all acts of violence against women are unacceptable.”While Mr. Baer has apologized and expressed remorse for his behavior,” she added, “it does not excuse his actions and it does not erase what transpired. Mr. Baer’s actions were serious and wrong.”Every little girl, every woman should be able to attend a Giants game with a clear sense of the organization’s values.”last_img

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