- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on prosecutors moving to drop charges against Olympic gold-medal skier Picabo Street. (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

Olympic gold-medal skier Picabo Street says she called police to help her with her father in December, not arrest her, and she’s glad that prosecutors are dropping domestic violence charges against her.

Street made the comments in a statement released by her attorney Joe Wrona on Friday.

Street was facing misdemeanor charges after prosecutors say she threw her 76-year-old father down the stairs and locked him in the basement during a fight at her home near Park City.

Prosecutors said in court documents filed Thursday that the matter shouldn’t be handled in court but sent to the state office that investigates abuse of vulnerable adults.

Wrona says prosecutors dropped the charges after statements from the skier’s mother and father made it clear she was acting in self-defense.

Prosecutor Ivy Telles did not return a message seeking comment.

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9:25 a.m.

Utah prosecutors are moving to drop domestic violence charges against Olympic gold-medal skier Picabo Street.

Street was facing misdemeanor charges after prosecutors say she threw her 76-year-old father down the stairs and locked him in the basement during a fight at her home near Park City. Her lawyer says she was defending herself during the Dec. 23 incident.

Prosecutors say in court documents filed Thursday that the matter shouldn’t be handled in court but sent to the state office that investigates abuse of vulnerable adults. A judge hasn’t yet approved the move.

Messages seeking more detail from Street’s attorney, prosecutor Ivy Telles and the Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services weren’t returned Friday.

The 44-year-old Street won a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in the women’s super-G.

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