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Prosecutors Split in Brandy Case

8/6/2007 2:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

BrandyLaw enforcement sources tell TMZ that officials in the Los Angeles City Attorney's office are split over whether to prosecute Brandy for a fatal car accident last December.

Brandy's Range Rover rear-ended a car, triggering a multi-car accident, which resulted in the death of a 38-year-old woman. One source says there was a "conflict" in the City Attorney's office over whether Brandy should be prosecuted at all. The charge on the table, we're told, is misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.

We're told prosecutors are waiting on technical data that will measure the speed of Brandy's vehicle on impact. The data will help prosecutors determine if the singer tried to brake before impact. The tests are being conducted by a London based firm.

When the results are returned, the City Attorney will make a decision. One source says, "At this point it could go either way."

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31.

Zenophobe Alien    

Darla, Why not put her in jail with lane garrison then? They both killed someone. They both need to take responsibility for what they have done. She was obviously not paying attention to traffic.

2447 days ago
32.

Kat    

Do any of you know if Brandy was really on her cellphone? Any proof. You should try to drive on 95 through New Jersey. All those a-holes drive too close and tailgate. Maybe she was following too closely? The girl isn't a criminal by far. Take her license away for a year or two.

2447 days ago
33.

Bubbles    

She should be in jail. If the City Attorney's Office is split over this, then they should let a jury decide!

Brandy should in a jail cell along with that other killer Rebecca Gayheart.

2447 days ago
34.

Kate    

Remember this is in Los Angeles, the same city that allowed OJ Simpson to walk and Robert Blake to avoid charges despite the overwhelming evidence. This city is bought and sold by the rich celebrities. Am I Jealous? not really, since I'm not a criminal but I just think it is so pathetic that the LA prosecutors office tries to give an image of fairness...JOKE.

2447 days ago
35.

Ted D    

Just another black person's behavior being "excused" because they deserve special treatment. If you attempt to hold her accountable, she will place the race card and Al, Jesse or one of the other usual cast of characters will come out of the woodwork hollering racism. She deserves incarceration.

2447 days ago
36.

The King of the World    

Further more, I remember when this was first reported. She cut some people off and pulled right in front of them with her big SUV, and SHE DID LEAVE THE SCENE OF THE CRIME. EXACTLY AS THEY REPORTED.

And for you idiots claiming it was just an accident. That exactly right, and accidents happen all the time where damage is done and lives are lost, and in those cases of "accidents" where damage and loss of life occur, people are held responsible for man-slaughter and other crimes due to their "accident".

She is a criminal and needs to be put behind bars where she belongs!!!!!!!!!!

2447 days ago
37.

Kat    

Lane Garrison was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine along with having liquored up minors in his vehicle. Brandy wasn't drunk or taking drugs, and it was an accident. She should get her driving privileges suspended and pay compensation to the victim's family.

2447 days ago
38.

Zenophobe Alien    

Accidents don't happen. People make them happen. Driving a big SUV and speeding and talking on a cell phone is an accident waiting to happen. Brandy set herself up for this one. Now she can pay for using very bad judgement. Serve her time for being a moron.

2447 days ago
39.

ohhhhh pleaseeeeeeee    

ohhhh . . . WAAAAAAAA. YES, us white people have it so damn hard. We're always thrown in jail while blacks are not prosecuted (that's why the majority of people in prisons and jail are white - right?) DUH!! GET A CLUE!!

2447 days ago
40.

Kat    

www.eonline.com/news/article/index.jsp?uuid=00ce67e7-f286-40d9-aa22-11d8ee302ff6 - 85k -

Brandy was speeding and she didn't leave the scene of the accident either. That isn't true.

2447 days ago
41.

weneedtostop.com    

Everything will work out for Brandy. Hopefully it will be settled soon.

2447 days ago
42.

Bubbles    

Gee, Kendra, you think Brandy has suffered enough? Nothing has happened to her. She hasn't gone to jail or paid one dime to the victims.

If Paris Hilton or another white star killed a black person in a car accident, you would be having a fit. Fat Al would be down here talking out of his ass.

I hope the City Attorney does the right thing in this case and charges Brandy with a crime.

2447 days ago
43.

ME    

There is absolutely no justice in that county. Celebrities get away with anything while the rest of the world gets punished. The court system there is a joke. She killed someone even if it was an accident. It was an accident that SHE caused. I would be put to death or put in prison for life in Texas. What a joke and quite frankly I'm sick of it. No wonder they never learn - they're never punished.

2447 days ago
44.

bulldogi    

When are all these skank ass hollyho's gonna be treated the same as everybody else. The skank needs to be spanked hard for killing a good person. That sherriff out there sure is a hollyho himself.

2447 days ago
45.

Zenophobe Alien    

Drive a big SUV and talk on a cell phone and go to fast for traffic and not pay attention on top of all that! Brandy was asking to have an accident that day. Face the music. Own up to what you did Brandy.

2447 days ago
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