The Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office confirmed on Monday it will not file charges against Unified Government Commissioner Ann Brandau-Murguia stemming from her domestic battery arrest in February.
A spokesman for Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree said that following an investigation the decision was made not to charge Brandau-Murguia, who was arrested by a Kansas City, Kan., police officer on Feb. 16 on suspicion of domestic battery.
In a statement, lawyers representing Brandau-Murguia thanked Dupree's office for its investigation into the matter.
"On behalf of Ms. Brandau-Murguia we would like to thank the district attorney’s office for the professional way they have handled this investigation, and the thorough manner in which they have conducted their review," lawyers Robin Fowler and Tricia Bath said in a written statement. "In an effort to move forward and put this personal matter in the past, Ann does not intend to make any further public statement, except to thank the many persons who have contacted her over the last few weeks to express their support."
Brandau-Murguia was booked into the Wyandotte County Detention Center the evening of Feb. 16 after an allegation of domestic battery was reported to KCK police that afternoon. She was released the next day.
Brandau-Murguia said in a statement on Feb. 17 that the incident involved a "long-time friend."
Brandau-Murguia is a second-term commissioner representing Wyandotte County's 3rd District, which covers Argentine, Rosedale and other communities in the southeast part of the county. She is also a member of the Kansas Board of Regents, which governs universities in Kansas, as well a member of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Board of Trustees.