Delegates speak out after body cam footage from incident made public

Del. Marie March filed charges against Del. Wren Williams after he allegedly slammed into her shoulder

Del. Marie March filed charges against Del. Wren Williams over an incident in Wytheville over the weekend

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Two Virginia Delegates spoke out on Wednesday after the body cam footage from an incident that resulted in a court battle was made public by Wytheville police.

Delegate Marie March filed charges against Delegate Wren Williams in a GOP incident she said happened over the weekend in Wytheville when Williams allegedly slammed into her shoulder.

In a statement, March said: “This is not about a race for political office. This is about conducting ourselves with civility, respect, and according to the law. It is clear in this body camera footage that Mr. Williams is carefully choosing his words.”

But Williams claimed he’s innocent.

In a statement, Williams said, “I was, in my opinion, understandably frustrated and caught off guard by the ridiculous spectacle March was creating and by these officers having their valuable time wasted in this way.”

Williams said his arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 21 in Wythe County General District court.


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