State Attorney Dave Aaronberg released a statement on Wednesday, clarifying that his office has not brought charges against Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
According to the statement, the state attorney has taken no action against Lewandowski and is waiting for the file from the Jupiter Police Department. It says he expects to make a decision on how to proceed before Lewandowski's May 4 arraignment.
Lewandowski was charged Tuesday morning after a reporter said she was grabbed earlier this month during a news conference at Trump National Golf Club on March 8.
Police in Jupiter issued Lewandowski a notice Tuesday to appear before a judge on May 4 for the misdemeanor charge.
A surveillance video released by the police appears to show Lewandowski grabbing Fields as she tried to ask Trump a question during the event.
Aaronberg's full statement:
STATEMENT BY STATE ATTORNEY DAVE ARONBERG
Some media outlets have reported that this office has brought charges against Corey Lewandowski, campaign manager for Donald Trump. These reports are false. Our office has taken no action against Mr. Lewandowski. The matter was investigated and charged by the Jupiter Police Department, not this office. We will await the file from the Jupiter Police Department and make a decision on how to proceed in this matter before Mr. Lewandowski's May 4th arraignment.
Law enforcement charges on a probable cause standard. The State has to proceed on a legally higher standard of proof, which is beyond a reasonable doubt as well as whether there is a reasonable likelihood of a conviction. At this point, our office has not received the case.