DA Declines To File Felony Charge Against Kanye Stemming From LAX Altercation

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles County prosecutors declined Friday to file a felony case against rapper Kanye West stemming from a July 19 altercation he had with a photographer at LAX.

The City Attorney’s Office has the option of filing a misdemeanor case.

In a charge evaluation worksheet, the D.A. cited insufficient evidence to file charges.

A prosecutor noted in the one-page document that the photographer “did not sustain significant injury.” He was treated and released the same day.

The fracas occurred after the rap star — the father of reality TV star Kim Kardashian’s daughter, North — arrived at the Bradley International Terminal.

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