GROSSE POINTE FARMS, Mich. – Ford Motor Co. board member Edsel Ford II will not face charges following a domestic violence incident involving his wife at their suburban Detroit home.
Grosse Pointe Farms Detective Lt. Rich Rosati said Tuesday that a city attorney determined there is insufficient evidence to prosecute.
Ford is the great-grandson of the automaker's founder Henry Ford. He was arrested late Monday night at his Grosse Pointe Farms home.
City Public Safety Director Daniel Jensen described the incident as a "very minor" physical assault and that Ford's wife, Cynthia, declined to press charges. Jensen also said alcohol was involved.
Ford Motor Co. officials said in a statement Tuesday that they "are aware of what has been reported in the press, but it would be inappropriate to comment on personal matters."