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Kanye West

Won't Be Prosecuted

For Photog Attack

7/25/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kanye West must have a really good lawyer, because law enforcement sources tell us it's virtually certain he will NOT be charged with ANY crime in connection with last week's paparazzo attack.

Here's the way we're told it will play out. 

LAPD robbery detectives are investigating the photog's allegation that Kanye tried to steal his camera -- but our sources say that dog won't hunt.  The D.A. will NEVER charge Kanye with felony attempted robbery, because there's no proof he tried to pilfer the camera at LAX.

We're told cops will send the attempted robbery file to the D.A. and they expect it will be rejected within days. 

The next step -- the file goes to the L.A. City Attorney for a possible misdemeanor criminal battery prosecution.   But here's why that won't happen.  We're told Kanye is willing to ante up some cash to make the case go away, and it's perfectly legal.  It's called a civil compromise and it's done everyday.

So Kanye will skate ... and probably attack another photog.

The end.

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215 COMMENTS

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61.

Isa    

We all hate the paps, so it works out for all of us. Train your paps to be a lil more "people friendly". They don't work for the FBI or DOHS ... you know? They're not that important obviously, so chill mafia of Hollywood stalkers. Go after the Church of Scientology or something.

455 days ago
62.

TJ    

Other than to make money off of them (buy my product), the rich care nothing for the little man.The public makes them wealthy, then the public is shunned by them. The K family~

455 days ago
63.

deb    

I call BS on this jackass photog. He set it up so he would get a payout again.

455 days ago
64.

cindy    

Such f-ing bull**** these people get away with everything! Kanye is a douche!

455 days ago
65.

tAz    

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Bitch.

455 days ago
66.

SAWolf    

Just shoot the loser if he puts hands on.

455 days ago
67.

burning_plastic    

Good! He should not be charged with anything. Maybe the photographers will take their pictures and shut the f up.

455 days ago
68.

The other guy    

Good, us photogs will just have to beat the sh$@ out of him from now on.

455 days ago
69.

Laura    

This is hardly headline news--it's L.A.--nobody expected the justice system to do anything to a celebrity in L.A. (think Lindsay Lohan). A REAL headline would be if the justice system in L.A. didn't exercise celebrity justice.

455 days ago
70.

Shar    

Not right that there will be a 'civil compromise." Who gets the money? Let's hope it's the photographer.

455 days ago
71.

Jordan    

I love it California really does have Special Laws that makes it that celebrities are above the Law.

455 days ago
72.

Michelle17    

He'll walk because he has MONEY and NOT because of his race. This is where legal inequality plays a role. Rich vs Poor and not Black vs White.

455 days ago
73.

Jordan    

Not only should Kayne be Prosecuted, but it should be Prosecuted as a HATE CRIME. Kayne has Attacked Camera people in the Past, Tried to take away their Constitutional rights, Like Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press. He has clearly shown anger in the past toward camera people which would make this a HATE CRIME.

455 days ago
74.

Rich    

Kayne the THUG, will get away with murder in LA. They refuse to charge anyone with money.

455 days ago
75.

Sandra     

This bozo got away this time but there will be more episodes of abusive behaviour and karma will get him!!!

455 days ago
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