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Posted: Jul 3, 2015 at 2:23 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Rapper Won’t Face Felony Charges After UCLA Arrest

pdiddy and sonPopular America Rapper, Sean P.Diddy Combs, will not be facing felony charges after being arrested last week for allegedly attacking a University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) intern and an assistant football coach during a dispute over his son, a member of the Bruins squad.

UCLA police accused Combs of several serious crimes, including assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats and battery, after he allegedly swung a kettlebell weight during a confrontation at a UCLA gym.

Prosecutors did not say why they chose not to file felony charges. But law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation said the decision was based in part on the fact that Combs waved the kettlebell at several people in the gym and that no one was seriously injured. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.

Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, said the case was referred to the L.A. city attorney to decide whether Combs’ conduct amounts to a misdemeanor.

“We are thankful that the district attorney rejected felony charges in this matter. This case never should have been part of the criminal justice system to begin with,” Mark Geragos, Combs’ attorney. said

Sources have said the confrontation happened after UCLA conditioning coach Sal Alosi, dissatisfied with the younger Combs’ effort during a voluntary summer workout, told the junior defensive back to get off the field, not just for the rest of the day but for the rest of the summer.