Charges Filed Against Youth Flag Football Coach For Allegedly Striking Referee
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VALENCIA (CBSLA.com) — Charges have been filed against a Youth Flag Football Coach after he reportedly struck an official over a call on the field, according to a statement by the Los Angeles Sheriff Department.
Ahje Palmer, 34, was upset about the referee’s call during a flag football game for children ages 12-14 at West Creek Park in Valencia. He reportedly walked onto the field and confronted the 17-year-old official, yelling about the call.
He then allegedly struck the referee in the face, knocking him to the ground.
An investigation has been conducted by the LASD Parks Bureau, who has contacted witnesses to the incident, leading to Tuesday’s filing.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney has filed one count of ‘Battery on a Sports Official’ against Palmer.