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San Francisco DA will not charge Larry Baer over incident with wife [report]

© Kelley L Cox | 2017 Sep 11

The San Francisco District Attorney will not press charges against Giants CEO Larry Baer, for a physical altercation with his wife, Pam, that was caught on video, according to Evan Sernoffsky of the San Francisco Chronicle.

“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,” district attorney’s office spokesman Alex Bastian told The Chronicle.

The video in question, showed Larry and Pam arguing in a public area in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley. While attempting to grab his phone from Pam who was seated, Larry appeared to cause the two to tumble to the ground, while Pam could be heard screaming, ““Oh, my God, no, help!”

Larry Bear took a leave of absence for an undetermined period of time shortly after the incident, but has not been formally suspended by either the Giants or Major League Baseball. According to the Chronicle, “While he could still face discipline from the league, prosecutors have determined the incident didn’t rise to the level of being a crime.”

On Monday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed advocated for Baer to receive some type of punishment.

“When the incident first occurred involving Larry Baer and his wife, the San Francisco Police Department immediately began an investigation,” Breed said. “That investigation is ongoing, but regardless of the outcome, Major League Baseball needs to send a message that any and all acts of violence against women is unacceptable.”

Baer has been an executive with the Giants organization since 1992.


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