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Police charge Trump's campaign manager with assault

Washington:  Florida police on Tuesday charged Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski with simple assault in connection with an incident earlier in the month involving a reporter.

A file photo of Corey Lewandowski . AP

A file photo of Corey Lewandowski . AP

Police in Jupiter, Florida issued Lewandowski a notice on Tuesday to appear before a judge on 4 May for the misdemeanour charge.

A surveillance video released by the police appears to show Lewandowski grabbing a reporter for Breitbart News as she tried to ask Trump a question during a 8 March campaign event.

The police report states, "Lewandowski grabbed (Michelle) Fields' left arm with his right hand causing her to turn and step back."

Fields showed police her left forearm which "appeared to show a grabbing-type injury," according to the  investigating officer.

Trump campaign denies all charges and says that the manager is "absolutely innocent".


Updated Date: Mar 29, 2016 22:07 PM

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