US Rep. Alan Grayson won't be arrested in domestic dispute with wife, cops say

Published On: Mar 07 2014 05:31:59 PM EST
Updated On: Mar 07 2014 06:22:12 PM EST

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said on Friday it has no probable cause to arrest U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in a domestic violence incident reported by his estranged wife.

ORLANDO, Fla. -

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said on Friday it has no probable cause to arrest U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in a domestic violence incident reported by his estranged wife.

[AUDIO: 911 call | READ: Investigative report]

Grayson's wife, Lolita Grayson, was granted a temporary restraining order against Grayson earlier this week after she said the congressman pushed her against the front door of their Windermere home last Saturday.

Grayson's wife filed for divorce in January,  On Wednesday, she asked a judge to enter a default judgment, claiming Grayson had failed to respond to her petition in a timely manner.

OCSO said on Friday it interviewed Grayson, his wife and others, and determined there was no probable cause to charge Grayson.

The investigation also found that the video taken by Grayson's employee contradicts his wife's sworn claims of physical abuse.

“Today the Orange County Sheriff’s Department confirmed what we have known all along: Congressman Grayson did nothing wrong," Grayson's office said in a statement to Local 6. "We are relieved that this ridiculous ordeal is over, and that the Congressman can continue to focus on taking care of his family and serving his constituents.”

Deputies also released Lolita Grayson's 911 call on Friday as the investigation closed. In the call, Lolita Grayson says her husband didn't physically hurt her.

"I pushed him because he's coming to the house and he's been disturbing my peace. Now, he's leaving," she told dispatchers.

When the dispatcher asked if Lolita Grayson said she pushed her husband, she responded, "I don't want him to come in the house because he's been so bad."

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